John Gatto: A Different Kind of Teacher
Miles Horton and Paulo Freire: We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change
Artadia 5 Cities, 41 Artists, a catalogue: with essays by Stephanie Smith, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Franklin Sirmans, Jan Mergel, Michelle White and Rene de Guzman
Blake Boles of www.unschooladventures.com works closely with the unschooling community and has written a book called College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College.
Blake Boles. Better Than College. “Higher education in America is on the brink of disruption. As prices rise and relevance declines, a chorus of voices is urging us to rethink college as we know it. And few of those voices are clearer or more compelling than Blake Boles. Better Than College is a clarion call for independent thinkers and self-directed young people to take control of their learning. Bypassing college may not be the right move for everyone, but reading this book will help anyone think anew about education and the future.” —Daniel H. Pink
Steven Brint, The Educational Lottery. Review of four books: On the four kinds of heretics questioning the gospel of education. The advance of the education gospel has been shadowed from the beginning by critics who claim that education, despite our best efforts, remains a bastion of privilege. For these critics, it is not that the educational gospel is wrong (a truly democratic, meritocratic school system would, if it existed, be a good thing); it is that the benefits of education have not yet spread evenly to every corner of American society, and that the trend toward educational equality may be heading in the wrong direction.
Seven must-read books on education, with video clips.
“In this groundbreaking book (Uncle Dan’s Report Card), Barbara and Bob Unell share the miracle of how Barbara found the treasure of her uncle’s report card, and describe the motivation of the parents and teachers in 1914 to raise children by its values and healthy habits.”