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Sources of Extensive Terrible Experiences with the System

Arons, Stephen. 1997. Short Route To Chaos: Conscience, Community, and the Re-constitution of American Schooling.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

Gatto, John Taylor. 1993.  The Exhausted School. Oxford: The Oxford Village Press.

McCluskey, Neal P. 2007. “Why We Fight: How Public Schools Cause Social Conflict.” Cato Institute Policy Analysis #587. http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa587.pdf

Powell, Arthur G, Eleanor Farrar and David K Cohen. 1985.  The Shopping Mall High School: Winners and Losers in the Educational Marketplace (Boston: Houghton Mifflin).

Ravitch, Diane.  2003.  The Language Police.  NY: Random House.

Ravitch, Diane. 2000. Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms. NYC: Simon and Schuster.

Ravitch, Diane. 1995. “Adventures in Wonderland: A Scholar in Washington,” American Scholar (Autumn) 64:4, p 497-516.

Sarason, Seymour B. 1990.  The predictable failure of educational reform: can we change course before it’s too late?  SF: Jossey-Bass.

Sykes, Charles. 1995.  Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add. NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Turtel, Joel.  2004-2005. Public Schools: Public Menace.  New York: Liberty Books.

Segal, Lydia. 2004. Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

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