Susan Ochshorn is an advocate for early childhood education. This is her life, and she is good at it.

In this post, she reviews Reign of Error and assesses its stance on the issues that matter most to her.

Of course, she is delighted that early childhood education is high on my policy agenda. (She needs to talk to Chris Hayes, who said that there is research on both sides, which puzzled me.) She is happy to see that President Obama is making a big push for early childhood education, but fearful that he will push his standardized testing and metrics onto our youngest, most vulnerable children. I agree.

She wishes the book were shorter, so that more people would read it. I wish it were shorter, but I can’t think of what I could leave out!

But otherwise, her conclusion: “Ravitch’s message is urgent, and timely—and it must be heard.”