Rhee’s favorite education books

Michelle Rhee lists her five favorite education books in a Browser interview.  Number one is A Hope in the Unseen, Ron Suskind’s portrayal of Cedric Jennings, an honor student at a D.C. high school who struggled to succeed in the Ivy League.

Also on Rhee’s list:

Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit

Why Boys Fail by Richard Whitmore

Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

Special Interest by Terry Moe

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  1. How exactly does one square Rhee’s interest in A Hope in the Unseen, Other People’s Children and Understanding by Design with her record as a reformer? These books (especially Delpit and Wiggins) think deeply about the content of children’s education, something Rhee has proven aggressively hostile to even thinking about.

  2. Other People’s Children? I enjoy pointing out the blatant racism in that book….