David Cohen and Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch and David B. Cohen Review My Book On The Same Day

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

One of my friends mentioned that my book might not just be Book of the Spring and Summer, but of the Fall, too, given the rhythm of the school year. I smiled at the thought because, within that time period from March to April, I had completed edits to the book, finished my Math for America application, and turned in my National Board Certification papers. Little did I know that …

Diane Ravitch

I’m Diane Ravitch and I’m Tired of Your Shit (A Review of Reign of Error)

Jose Vilson Jose 15 Comments

Pardon my flippancy, but didn’t NYU professor Diane Ravitch already tell you what to do in The Death and Life of the Great American School System? When I was asked to do a review of this book a month ago, I had just started reading a few chapters of her last page turner, soaking up every word while getting mentally ready for the new school year. Bulletin boards needed posting, …

Book Review: Creating the Opportunity to Learn … by Boykin and Noguera

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera are amongst the most respected education professors in the nation, but with their book Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, they seek to turn the extensive research review they’ve done in their careers and turn it into practical solutions for educators. Unlike other research-dense books, they understand the pressing need for people to make sense …