Russ Walsh, on his blog, selects the best education books of 2014.

He begins with Anthony Cody’s “The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation.”

Then he chooses Mercedes Schneider’s “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Education.”

The rest of his list includes other stirring refutations of lies about public schools and analyses of the current situation.

Did he miss one of your favorites? Please let us know what you would add to the list.

I would add Yong Zhao’s “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and the Worst) School System in the World.”


Jesse Hagopian,”More than a Score: The Néw Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.”

Jose Luis Vilson, “This is not a Test: A Néw Narrative on Race, Class, and Education.”

Bob Herbert, “Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America”

Let me know if I left out any of your favorite books published in 2014.