Professor Forman’s Recommended Reading List:

  • Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, 1992; The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, 2006; and others 
  • Jay Mathews, Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America, 2009
  • Deborah Meier, The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem, 1995, 2002
  • Mike Rose, Lives on the Boundary, 1989
  • Richard Rothstein, Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black–White Achievement Gap, 2004
  • Paul Tough, Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, 2008

We welcome your suggestions for education-related books in the comments below.


2 Responses to “Reading”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring, From the Courtroom to the Classroom: The Shifting Landscape of School Desegregation, 2009

  2. Danny Johnson Says:

    I’ve read Work Hard. Be Nice. And it was amazing. I’d add The Ditchdigger’s Daughters to this list. Not necessarily ed policy but it inspired me to get more involved in this field.

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