The Answer Sheet: Book Excerpt


Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

50 myths and lies about public schools

A book separates fact from fiction in the public education debate.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014

The misguided effort to teach ‘character’

Here is an excerpt from Mike Rose’s expanded version of ‘Why School?’

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Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 06/05/2013

'Hope Against Hope': A community's painful struggle over school reform

The following book prologue sets the stage for Sarah Carr's year spent immersed in the disparate lives of the family, the teacher, and the administrator.

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Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Beyond the education wars: A case study in collaboration

Here's a look at how labor and management in one school district found a path to work together.

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Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 04/04/2013

An urban school district that works -- without miracles or Teach For America

To listen to some school reformers, you'd think there are no urban traditional public schools that are successful. Here's a different story, excerpted from David Kirp's new "Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System And A Strategy For America's Schools."

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Five ways to get kids to want to read and write

Here's a book excerpt from veteran educator Larry Ferlazzo's new book on how to get students to warn to learn.

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Tags:  Book Excerpt, Teaching and Learning