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Confessions of a Bad Teacher: John Owens
Death of the Liberal Class: Chris Hedges
Reign of Error: Diane Ravitch
The Party is Over: Mike Lofgren
The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein
"Any time hedge fund managers...when they walk into the inner city areas and start talking about poor children's education, it's not because they want kids to read and write, it's because they know that the federal government spends $600B on education and they want it and they're going to get it."
"There is something grotesque about the fact that education reform is being led not by educators but by financiers and speculators and billionaires."