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  1. Adventures in Wonderland
    A Scholar in Washington
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1995, pp. 497-516
  2. Against Mediocrity (1984)
    The Humanities in America's High Schools
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  3. The American Reader (1991)
    Words That Moved a Nation
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  4. Back to Basics
    The New Republic, March 6, 1989, pp. 13-14
  5. [+]
    Back to Basics (Review)
    Our Children's Crippled Future, by Frank E. Armbruster and Paul Bracken
    1. Our Children's Crippled Future by Frank E. Armbruster and Paul Bracken
    The Public Interest, Winter 1978, pp. 119-122
  6. Book Reviews
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    Battling the Progressives (Review)
    The Knowledge Deficit, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    1. The Knowledge Deficit by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    Education Next, Fall 2006, pp. 82-83
  7. Book Review
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    Blink. Think. Blank. Bunk. (3 Reviews)
    Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
    1. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
    2. Think! by Michael R. LeGault
    3. Blank by Noah Tall
    Education Next, Spring 2007, pp. 72-73
  8. The Born-Again School
    New York Magazine, May 15, 1978, pp. 41-44
  9. Broken Promises
    What the Federal Government Can Do to Improve American Education
    The Brookings Review, Spring 2000, pp. 18-21
  10. Brouhaha in Brooklyn
    The New Republic, March 12, 1977, pp. 18-19
  11. [+]
    Bum Rap (Review)
    Cross-X, by Joe Miller
    1. Cross-X by Joe Miller
    Education Next, Fall 2007, pp. 83-84
  12. Busing and "White Flight"
    Reply
    The Public Interest, Fall 1978, pp. 111-112
  13. Challenges to the Humanities (1985)
    2 Reviews
  14. Color-Blind or Color-Conscious?
    The New Republic, May 5, 1979, pp. 15-19
  15. Observations
    Community Control Revisited
    Commentary, February 1972, pp. 69-74
  16. Departments
    A Considered Opinion
    Diversity, Tragedy, and the Schools
    The Brookings Review, Winter 2002, pp. 2-3
  17. The Continuing Crisis
    Fashions in Education
    The American Scholar, Spring 1984, pp. 183-193
  18. The Death and Life of the Great American School System (2010)
    How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  19. Communications
    A Debate on Education
    Dissent, Spring 1984, pp. 223-229
  20. The Democracy Reader (1992)
    Classic and Modern Speeches, Essays, Poems, Declarations, and Documents on Fr...
    1 Review
  21. The European Models
    The New Republic, June 28, 1980, p. 19
  22. Forgetting the Questions
    The Problem of Educational Reform
    The American Scholar, Summer 1981, pp. 329-340
  23. Forgotten Heroes of American Education (2005)
    The Great Tradition of Teaching Teachers
    1 Review
  24. Forum
    The Future of No Child Left Behind
    Education Next, June 2009, pp. 48-57
  25. [+]
    Global Pluralism (Review)
    Idols of the Tribe, by Harold R. Isaacs
    1. Idols of the Tribe by Harold R. Isaacs
    Commentary, February 1976, pp. 79-82
  26. A Good School
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1984, pp. 481-493
  27. [+]
    The Great Equalizer (Review)
    Schooling in Capitalist America, by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
    1. Schooling in Capitalist America by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
    The American Scholar, Spring 1977, pp. 254-257
  28. The Great School Wars (1974)
    A History of the New York City Public Schools
    6 Reviews
  29. In the Family's Way
    The New Republic, June 28, 1980, p. 18
  30. Integration, Segregation, Pluralism
    The American Scholar, Spring 1976, pp. 206-217
  31. Books in Review
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    IQ (Review)
    The Mismeasure of Man, by Stephen Jay Gould
    1. The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
    Commentary, February 1982, pp. 66-69
  32. Japan's Smart Schools
    The New Republic, January 6, 1986, pp. 13-14
  33. Kid Stuff (2003)
    Marketing Sex and Violence to America's Children
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  34. [+]
    The Land of Opportunity (Review)
    Ethnic America, by Thomas Sowell
    1. Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell
    The New Republic, October 14, 1981, p. 37
  35. The Language Police (2003)
    How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  36. The Language Police
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2003, pp. 82-83
  37. Lawrence A. Cremin
    The American Scholar, Winter 1992, pp. 83-89
  38. Learning from the Past (1995)
    What History Teaches Us About School Reform
    1 Review
  39. Left Back (2000)
    A Century of Battles over School Reform
    7 Reviews, 3 Readable
  40. Letters
    Commentary, June 1972, pp. 8-36
  41. Letters
    Commentary, December 1973, pp. 4-30
  42. Letters
    Commentary, January 1973, pp. 8-42
  43. Letters
    Flunking History
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1999, pp. 4-7
  44. Books in Review
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    The Limits of Schooling (Review)
    Inequality, by Christopher Jencks
    1. Inequality by Christopher Jencks
    Commentary, February 1973, pp. 86-89
  45. [+]
    Looking-Glass Education (Review)
    The Academic Achievement Challenge, by Jeanne S. Chall
    1. The Academic Achievement Challenge by Jeanne S. Chall
    Reason, December 2000, p. 55
  46. Education
    Magna Charter?
    A Report Card on School Reform in 1995
    Policy Review, Fall 1995, pp. 41-47
  47. Making Good Citizens (2002)
    Education and Civil Society
    1 Review
  48. Moral Education and the Schools
    Commentary, September 1973, pp. 62-67
  49. [+]
    Muggles, Broomsticks, Quidditch, and Owls That Deliver Mail (Review)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling
    1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
    Education Next, Spring 2006, pp. 82-83
  50. Multiculturalism
    E Pluribus Plures
    The American Scholar, Summer 1990, pp. 337-354
  51. Multiculturalism
    An Exchange
    The American Scholar, Spring 1991, pp. 267-276
  52. [+]
    The Myth of Charter Schools (Review)
    Waiting for "Superman" (2010 Film), by Davis Guggenheim
    1. Waiting for "Superman" (2010 Film) by Davis Guggenheim
    The New York Review of Books, November 11, 2010, pp. 22-24
  53. The National Prospect
    Commentary, November 1995, p. 103
  54. New Schools for a New Century (1999)
    The Redesign of Urban Education
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  55. Our School Problem and Its Solutions
    City Journal, Winter 1999, pp. 33-41
  56. [+]
    Reading, Writing, and Willpower (Review)
    Doomed to Fail, by Paul A. Zoch
    1. Doomed to Fail by Paul A. Zoch
    Education Next, Winter 2005, pp. 80-81
  57. Recycling Reforms
    The Department of Education enters the innovation business
    Education Next, Winter 2004, pp. 34-41
  58. [+]
    Resegregation (Review)
    In Brown's Wake, by Martha Minow
    1. In Brown's Wake by Martha Minow
    The New Republic, October 14, 2010, pp. 40-41
  59. [+]
    "While Reading John Clare at the Summer House" (Review)
    Education and the Democratic Ideal, by Steven M. Cahn
    1. Education and the Democratic Ideal by Steven M. Cahn
    The New Republic, February 23, 1980, pp. 34-35
  60. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    School Politics, Chicago Style, by Paul E. Peterson
    1. School Politics, Chicago Style by Paul E. Peterson
    Political Science Quarterly, Spring 1977, p. 132
  61. The Revisionists Revised (1978)
    A Critique of the Radical Attack on the Schools
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  62. [+]
    The Right Thing (Review)
    Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public, by Terry M. Moe
    1. Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public by Terry M. Moe
    The New Republic, October 8, 2001, pp. 31-37
  63. Scapegoating the Teachers
    The New Republic, November 7, 1983, pp. 27-29
  64. Books in Review
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    Schools and Society (2 Reviews)
    The Great School Legend, by Colin Greer
    1. The Great School Legend by Colin Greer
    2. The Ecology of the Public Schools by Leonard J. Fein
    Commentary, October 1972, pp. 78-83
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    The Schools and Uncle Sam (Review)
    Public Dollars for Private Schools, by Thomas James and Henry M. Levin
    1. Public Dollars for Private Schools by Thomas James and Henry M. Levin
    The New Republic, December 3, 1984, pp. 38-40
  66. Schools in Cities (1983)
    Consensus and Conflict in American Educational History
    1 Review
  67. The Schools We Deserve (1985)
    Reflections on the Educational Crisis of Our Time.
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  68. The Schools We Deserve
    The New Republic, April 18, 1981, pp. 23-27
  69. [+]
    The Scream! Does Children's Literature Have to Be Scary? (Review)
    Welcome to Lizard Motel, by Barbara Feinberg
    1. Welcome to Lizard Motel by Barbara Feinberg
    Education Next, Fall 2005, pp. 84-85
  70. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Selective Memory (Review)
    Family Circle, by Susan Braudy
    1. Family Circle by Susan Braudy
    Education Next, Fall 2004, pp. 78-79
  71. Book Reviews
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    Sentences and Sensibilities (Review)
    Jane Austen in Scarsdale, by Paula Marantz Cohen
    1. Jane Austen in Scarsdale by Paula Marantz Cohen
    Education Next, Summer 2006, pp. 82-83
  72. [+]
    Sex, Drugs---And More Sex and Drugs (Review)
    I Am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe
    1. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
    Education Next, Winter 2006, pp. 74-75
  73. Somebody's Children
    Expanding Educational Opportunities for All America's Children
    The Brookings Review, Fall 1994, pp. 4-9
  74. Soundings
    Charter Laws That Work
    City Journal, Spring 1997, p. 8
  75. Student Performance
    The National Agenda in Education
    The Brookings Review, Winter 1999, pp. 12-16
  76. [+]
    Subordinate Clauses without Any Pauses (2 Reviews)
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves, by Lynne Truss
    1. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
    2. The War Against Grammar by David Mulroy
    Education Next, Spring 2005, pp. 78-79
  77. Teaching American History
    The American Scholar, Winter 1998, pp. 103-104
  78. Features
    The Test of Time
    Education Next, Spring 2003, pp. 32-38
  79. Tot Sociology
    Or What Happened to History in the Grade Schools
    The American Scholar, Summer 1987, pp. 343-354
  80. Book Reviews
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    The Triumph of Look-Say (Review)
    Let's Kill Dick and Jane, by Harold Henderson
    1. Let's Kill Dick and Jane by Harold Henderson
    Education Next, Winter 2007, pp. 80-81
  81. The Troubled Crusade (1983)
    American Education, 1945-1980
    8 Reviews, 3 Readable
  82. The War on Standards
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1993, pp. 685-692
  83. A Wasted Decade
    The New Republic, November 5, 1977, pp. 11-12
  84. What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know (1987)
    A Report on the First National Assessment of History and Literature
    1 Review
  85. Social Science and Social Policy
    The "White Flight" Controversy
    The Public Interest, Spring 1978, pp. 135-149
  86. Why I Changed My Mind
    "Choice" and "accountability" have failed
    The Nation, June 14, 2010, pp. 20-23
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