Courage, Hope. and Resistance
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, Paul Rogat Loeb, Basic Books, NY, 2004.
Not With Our Kids You Don’t: 10 Strategies to Save Our Schools, Juanita Doyon, Heinemann Portsmouth, NH. 2003.
Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heros in Extraordinary Times, Amy Goodman and David Goodman, Hyperion Press, NY, 2008.
You Have the Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear, Frances Moore Lappe and Jeffrey Perkins, Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, NY, 2004.
Democratic Schools: Lessons in Powerful Education, Michael Apple and James Beanne, Heineman, Portsmouth, N.H., 2007.
In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization, Deborah Meier, Beacon Press, Boston, M.A., 2002.
Teaching Toward Democracy: Educators as Agents of Change, William Ayers, Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn and David Stovall, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder Colo., 2010.
What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? And More Essays on Standards, Grading and Other Follies, Alfie Kohn, Beacon Press, Boston, MA., 2004
High Stakes Testing, Accountability, and Assessment Alternatives
The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools, Alfie Kohn, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH. 2000.
Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know 6th ed., James Popham, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ., 2010.
Collateral Damage: How High Stakes Testing Corrupts America’s Schools, Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Ma., 2007
Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk, Christine Sleeter, ed., Teachers College Press, NY, 2007
Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom, School and System Reform, Monty Neil, Bob Schaeffer et al FairTest, Cambridge, MA. 2003.
Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth, Angela Valenzuela, SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 2005.
Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry, Todd Farley, PoliPoint Press, Sausalito, CA, 2009.
One Size Fits a Few: The Folly of Educational Standards, Susan Ohanian, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, 1999.
Pencils Down: Rethinking High Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools, Wayne Au and Melissa Bollow Tempel, Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee, Wi. 2012.
Reclaiming Assessment: A Better Alternative to the Accountability Agenda, Chris Gallagher, Heinemann Publishers, Portsmouth, N.H., 2007.
The Testing Trap: How State Writing Assessments Control Learning, George Hillocks, Jr. Teachers College Press, NY, 2002.
Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Schools, Deborah Meier and George Wood eds., Beacon Press, Boston, 2004.
A Brief History of Neoliberalism, David Harvey, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, 2005.
The Assault on Public Education: Confronting the Politics of Corporate School Reform, William H. Watkins, Ed., Teachers College Press, NY, 2011.
The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers and Their Unions: Stories of Resistance, Mary Compton and Lois Weiner, Palgrave MacMillan, NY, 2008.
High Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education, David Hursh, Rowman and Littlefield, New York, 2008.
Working within the Cracks
Because We Can Change the World: A Practical Guide to Building Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom Communities, 2nd Ed., Mara Sapon-Shevin, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2010.
Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity, Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson, Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee Wi., 2006.
Rethinking Elementary Education, Linda Christensen, Mark Hansen, Bob Petersen, Elizabeth Schlessman, Dyan Watson, Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee, Wi. 2012.
Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom, Linda Christensen, . Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee, Wi. 2009.
Un-Standardizing Curriculum: Multicultural Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom, Christine Sleeter, Teachers College Press, NY, 2005.
Teachers, Performance Pay and Accountability: What Educators Should Learn from Other Sectors, Scott Adams, John Heywood and Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute, Washington D.C., 2009.
Charter School Movement: History, Politics, Policies, Economies and Effectiveness, Danny Weil, Grey House Publishing, NY 2009.
Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education, Michael Fabricant and Michelle Fine, Teachers College Press, NY 2012.
Keeping the Promise? The Debate Over Charter Schools, Leigh Dingerson, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson, Stephanie Walters, Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee, Wi., 2008.
Where Charter School Policy Fails: The Problems of Accountability and Equity, Amy Stuart Wells, Teachers College Press, N.Y., 2002.
Understanding Attacks on Public Education
Bad Teacher: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture, Kevin Kumashiro, Teachers College Press, NY., 2012.
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, Diane Ravitch, Basic Books, NY, 2010.
Educating and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation, Jeff Bale and Sarah Knoff, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2012.
The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America’s Schools, Kevin Kumashiro, Teachers College Press, NY, 2008.
Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions about Public Education in the United States, Gerald W. Bracey, Heinemann Publishers, Portsmouth, N.H. 2004
Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, Kathy Emery, Susan Ohanian, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH. 2004.
For and About Young People
Adam Canfield of the Slash, Michael Winerip, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Ma. 2005. (middle school)
First Grade Takes a Test, Miriam Cohen, Star Bright Books, NY, 2006. (primary)