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.

3. 'Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us,' by Mike Rose


This a beautifully written work of literary nonfiction that grapples with the idea that public education increasingly sees itself as a business rather than a public good. The author, Mike Rose, draws on over 40 years of teaching experience and research, weaving memoir and policy discussion together in this moving call for a humane approach to education that accounts for the needs of every child.

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