Book Review: Messing With Texas

Leaving Children Behind:  How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino YouthEdited by Angela Valenzuela State University of New York Press, 2005  313 pp. $73.50 “Everything is bigger in Texas,” the saying goes. Apparently it’s true. […]

Beyond Magenta

“You have got to come out here and see this!” That’s how a transgender student was introduced to her homeroom teacher at a high school in my district. When I […]

Good Stuff 27.4

From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom:Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK–12 Schools By Jennifer Bryan(Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012) I teach at a school that names social […]

Awareness of the Natural World

Publishers carefully manicure the list of books they publish, and slot them into categories by age as well as genre: young adult, beginning reader, adult romance, and so on. However, […]

SAT + ETS = $$$

A new book shows how the company behind the SAT has not only shaped American education but has turned a tidy profit.