(see also Schools Reform & Privatization of Education)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Blaisdell, Bob. “Why computers have not saved the classroom,” Christian Science Monitor (10/14/03): 20.
Mahaffey, Foyne. “The elephant in the classroom,” In These Times (6/14/93):28-29.
Neimark, Marilyn Kleinberg. "If it's so important, why won't they pay for it?: public higher education at the turn of the century," Monthly Review 51,5(10/99):20-31.
Opala, Ken. “ Kenyan farmers discover the Internet,” IDRC Reports (1/04).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Barber, Benjamin R. An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education & the Future of America (NY: Ballantine, 1992).
Boles, Katherine C. Who’s Teaching your Children? (New Haven: Yale, 2003).
Bryk, Anthony S. & Barbara Schneider. Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement (NY: Russell Sage, 200?).
Gatto, John Taylor. The Underground History of American Education (NY: Oxford Village, 2003). Critique of a "compulsion schooling" tradition which has resisted all efforts at reform.
Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Education for Children of the Poor: A Study of the Origins & Implementation of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Columbus OH: Ohio State U, 1978).
Kozol, Jonathan. Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts & Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1967).
__________. Free Schools (1972).
__________. The Night is Dark & I Am Far From Home (NY: Bantam, 1975).
Meier, Deborah. The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem (Boston: Beacon, 1995).
Poplin, Mary & Joseph Weeres. Voices from Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom (Claremont CA: Claremont Graduate School, 1993).
Rose, Mike. Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles & Achievements of America's Educational Underclass (NY: Free Press, 1989).
Saltman, Kenneth J. & David A. Gabbard (eds.) Eduction as Enforcement: The Militarization & Corporatization of Schools (NY: Routledge, 2003).
Zimmerman, Jonathan. Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).