Best Ed Books of the Decade

by Robert Pondiscio
August 31st, 2010

Education Next has a terrific poll, sure to be hotly contested, on the best education book of the past decade.  E.D. Hirsch’s The Knowledge Deficit is among the41 finalists.  So is Dan Willingham’s Why Student’s Don’t Like School. 

Other great choices made by Ed Next’s editors:  Diane Ravitch’s The Death and Life of the Great American School System; Richard Kahlenberg’s Albert Shaker bio, Tough Liberal; Tested by Linda Perlstein; Daniel Koretz’s Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us; Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough; and David Whitman’s Sweating the Small Stuff.

Great books, difficult choice: the poll lets you pick three favorites