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Suggestions for a Summer Reading List?

By Eduwonkette — May 21, 2008 1 min read

It’s about that time, folks - what are you planning to read this summer? I’ve just started this book by Dan Koretz, Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, and I highly recommend it. Also on my list for the summer are:

* Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools (Susan Moore Johnson)
*Towards Excellence and Equity: An Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap (Ron Ferguson)
* Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap: Lessons for No Child Left Behind (Adam Gamoran, editor)
* Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (Carola Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, and Irina Todorova)
* The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Katherine Newman and Victor Chen)
* The Race Between Education and Technology (Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz)
* Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration (Devah Pager)
* Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Our Schools (Mica Pollock)
* Punishment and Inequality in America (Bruce Western)
* Race, Schools, and Hope: African-Americans and School Choice After Brown (Lisa Stulberg)
* Test Driven: High-Stakes Accountability in Elementary Schools (Linda Valli, Robert Croninger et al.)

Anyone have other suggestions? They need not be education books.

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