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15 must-read books about K-12 education in the US

Confused by the rhetoric? Here are 15 books to help you understand public education in the US today.

- Kristin RawlsMonitor contributor

4. 'Ed Speak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzz Words, and Jargon,' by Diane Ravitch

Education policy discussions inevitably contain a lot of jargon that most non-academics have trouble understanding. Words that seem straightforward, like “achievement,” mean something specific in today’s education landscape: test scores. Education policy expert Diane Ravitch offers an exhaustive glossary clarifying much of the education jargon typically encountered in contemporary debates about public education. 


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