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Diane Ravitch’s Book is a Fun and Breezy Romp Through the Maze of School Policy

“This new book is more personal than anything I’ve seen from Ravitch on the shelves before. It’s a collection of vignettes taken from the last decade of her writing. Flashes of inspiration, snippets of thoughts, bursts of criticism and humor. They’re perfect for perusing and really quite addictive.”

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5-Star Book Reviews for Gadfly on the Wall: A Public School Teacher Speaks Out on Racism and Reform

“Steve Singer is one of the nation’s most important pro-public education bloggers. Singer’s Insightful, perceptive, informative and powerful posts are helping to educate, persuade and mobilize people to fight back against the charter school industry and those seeking to privatize public education in the United States.”

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"The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch" is a Lively Look at History as it Unfolds

The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch is an invaluable guide to the past decade of education “reform”. It is a contemporaneous history of a host of fatally flawed projects, including the Common Core standards, charter schools, vouchers, Race to the Top, and paying and/or evaluating teachers based on their students’ test scores.

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New York Welsh Interviews Dr. Denny Taylor

On this episode, Gideon and Richard talk to Denny about her work in Family Literacy, her involvement with UN, and a number of the major issues facing society today relating to education, technology, and climate change. They also discuss two of Denny’s books; Rosie’s Umbrella, a book inspired by Denny and her mother’s own experiences of life in the Welsh mining towns of the early 20th century.

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Rosie's Umbrella

“In ‘Rosie's Umbrella’, Denny Taylor beautifully captures what happens when young adults have opportunities to grapple with injustices that relate to identity, culture, and history. This novel will inspire young and old to pursue their own social justice investigation.”

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