Books and Publications

Publications:
These are the tip of the iceberg, but good beginning places:
Edweek: Deborah Meier “Bridging Differences” debates with well known  educators, Sam Chaltain “Of, By, For…”  in search of the civic mission of K-12 schools, and Nancy Flanagan’s Teacher in a Strange Land
Anthony Cody “Living in Dialogue”
his blog on education reform from Edweek has moved to its own site
Encompass:
K-12 education issues for central CA parents and advocates
Holistic Education Press
Jerome Bruner Library

Opting Out of High-Stakes Testing: A Guide to Exercising your Parental Rightsa single page that lays out why and how to do it.
Rethinking Schools
Taking Note:
thoughts on education by PBS reporter John Merrow
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
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

OLDER FAVORITES:
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

For a very wide collection of books CD’s and DVD’s covering many aspects of what it means to educate go to http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/