The conservative journal Ednext has a poll that may be of interest to readers of the blog.

The last time the editors had a poll, it was for best education book of the decade (2000-2010), my book won the contest, much to the consternation of the editors.

This time, almost every book on the list promotes corporate reform, except for two: Diana Senechal’s “Republic of Noise,” which is a plea to restore quiet time for reflection and repose. And Paul Tough’s “How Children Succeed,” which makes the case that character matters more than test scores. Please note that my half-sentence descriptions are vast oversimplifications of thoughtful books.

I will vote for those two.

I hope you have the time to cast a ballot if you are familiar with the books.