Naomi’s Education Reading List

 

Below are articles I have come across over the last year that make important contributions to our national dialogue about education, and/or are valuable resources for parents choosing schools for their students.  

 

Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

And start raising kind ones.

By Adam Grant and Valerie Sweet

December 2019

 

 

What to know before using school ratings tools from real estate companies

By Valerie Strauss

Washington Post

June 2017

 

A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

By Anya Kamenetz

NPR

January 15, 2015

The Complex HIstory of School Choice: There’s no single reason people want more choice in education.

By Andrew Rotherham

US News and World Report

July 25, 2017

 

Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling

 

White families with children drawn to less diverse neighborhoods, schools

University of Southern California
March 23, 2017,

 

Choosing a School for Your Child? Focus on This 1 Factor, Says a Stanford Study of 45 Million Students

By Jessica Stillman

Inc.

January 2018

 

Are Private Schools Immoral?: A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about race, education, and hypocrisy.

By Dianna Douglas

The Atlantic

12/14/2017

 

How Effective Is Your School District?  A New Measure Shows Where Students Learn the Most

By EMILY BADGER and KEVIN QUEALY DEC. 5, 2017

 

Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling?

By Gail  Cornwall

October 18, 2017

The Atlantic

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake. The current debate over public education underestimates its value—and forgets its purpose.

By ERIKA CHRISTAKIS

October 2017

The Atlantic

 

Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change

By Alex Hill, Liz Mellon, Ben Laker, Jules Goddard

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

The Resegregation of Jefferson County: What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America.

By Nikole Hannah-Jones

Sept. 6, 2017

New York Times

 

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools.  Its Students Lost. Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system.  The results in the classrooms are far more complicated.

By Mark Binelli

SEPT. 5, 2017

New York Times

The biggest difference between private, charter and public schools isn’t test scores. It’s marketing: All the braggadocio about the so-called success of private and charter schools is just “concentrated privilege”

BY JACK SCHNEIDER

AUGUST 26, 2017

The Atlantic

 

The Urban-School Stigma: Influenced by biases against urban education, parents are moving away from city schools and contributing to segregation in the process.

By Jack Schneider

August 25, 2017

The Atlantic

 

 

Why Americans Think So Poorly of the Country's Schools: Are public schools generally meeting Americans’ expectations? Or are they teetering on the brink of failure?

By JACK SCHNEIDER

 JUL 17, 2017

The Atlantic

Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City: How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.

By Nikole Hannah Jones

New York TImes

June 9, 2016

 

Why diversity in classrooms matters: Consider it preparation for an increasingly multicultural future — and it can be done without giving up quality.

By Connie Matthiessen 

GreatSchools.org

March 4, 2016

 

 

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

By Anya Kamenetz

October 19, 2015

NPR

 

 

Book: Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality