Current Events Mean Good Times For Education Authors
If it weren't for sugar-busting diets, professional wrestlers, and Guinness' annual list of world records, The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade would have cracked the top five in Publishers Weekly's list of bestselling nonfiction books in its first week on the shelves.
The 646-page tome, written by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, Chester E. Finn Jr., and John T.E. Cribb Jr., is riding a wave of publicity about its back- to-basics approach to raising children.
But it's not the only education book generating a buzz these days. Other titles published recently include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy, by Nicholas Lemann; The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms andTougher Standards, by Alfie Kohn; The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract, by Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer; and Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century, by Howard Gardner.
Other education books generating a buzz this fall include The Big Test, The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Students Are Watching, and Intelligence Reframed.
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