Books and Publications

These are the tip of the iceberg, but good beginning places:
Edweek: Deborah Meier “Bridging Differences” debates with well known educators,
and Nancy Flanagan’s Teacher in a Strange Land
Diane Ravitch’s blog
Holistic Education Press

“Living in Dialogue” Anthony Cody ‘s blog on education reform
Opting Out of High-Stakes Testing: A Guide to Exercising your Parental Rightsa single page pdf that lays out why and how to do it.
Rethinking Schools
The Encyclopedia of Informal Education
The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning

Recommended Reading:
A small selection–hate to leave out so many good ones! Go to Facebook or Amy’s blog to suggest others, or comment on these!
Feel Bad Education
Alfie Kohn
Trusting Teachers
Kim Farris-Berg, Edward J. Dirkswager, and Amy Junge
Teaching in Themes An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction

Democratic Education in Practice: inside the Mission Hill School
Matthew Knoester
Educational Courage Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin
Time to Learn: How to Create High Schools That Serve All Students George Wood
Democratic Education: A Beginning of a Story Jaacov Hecht
The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling Hammond
Below C Level: How American Education Encourages Mediocrity–and What We Can Do About It John Merrow
The Death and Life of The Great American School System, Diane Ravitch
Educational Genocide
, Rog Lucido
Educating for Human Greatness, Lynn Stoddard
Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, Richard Rothstein, Rebecca Jacobsen and Tamara Wilder
Lives of Passion, School of Hope, Rick Posner
Making an Extraordinary School: The Work of Ordinary People Len Solo
Playing for Keeps, Deborah Meier, Brenda Engel and Beth Taylor
Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving Our Children’s Education, Angela Engel
Tested Linda Perlstein
Kindergarten Julie Diamond

The Schools Our Children Deserve, Alfie Kohn
The Power of Their Ideas, Deborah Meier
Learning Together; Children and Adults in a School Community, Barbara Rogoff, Carolyn Goodman Turkanis, Leslee Bartlett
The Open Classroom Herbert Kohl
The Lives of Children George Dennison
Creative Power Hughes Mearns

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