An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for […]
From a memoir by a young teacher about her life-changing friendship with a student to an in-depth look at our public school system by a MacArthur award–winning educator, these books about education are essential, eye-opening reads for your community. Click for More Books About Education.
Twenty-three new MacArthur Fellowships were announced this week, and they included one Random House author and one man who is the subject of a forthcoming Random House book. Honored were fiction writer Yiyun Li, whose understated and elegant stories made her one of Dave’s staff picks when her book A Thousand Years of Good Prayers came […]
Debuting in select theaters later this month, “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary on America’s educational system made by the same guy who brought us “An Inconvenient Truth” is already causing a lot of controversy. I won’t even try explaining the discussion’s myriad complexities here, but New York Magazine has done a pretty swell job of it in their latest […]