The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be

An insightful survey of what students actually get out of campus.

The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University

A compelling account of what the Founding Father felt learning should look like.

Districts that Succeed: Breaking the Correlation Between Race, Poverty, and Achievement

When it comes to developing good schools, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, & Audio

A well-researched, accessible treatise on all the ways we experience and absorb words.

Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

A practical manual for instilling a love of books in children.

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

An engaging account of how the hurdles faced by beleaguered educators are nothing new.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

A look at the United States' time-honored tradition of lurching ineffectively from one trend to another.