The Story of American Public Education
Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807042212, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2002
This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, "School, " is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.
[An] exemplary, thoroughly readable account.
"This book takes you through the history of how the idea of public education began, to where we are right now. . . . It's so beautifully done, judiciously done, and I'm really proud to help it along."