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A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door


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Jack Schneider is the author of three books and an award-winning education historian. He is a host of the education podcast Have You Heard and lives in Massachusetts.

Jennifer Berkshire is a freelance journalist and a host of the education podcast Have You Heard. She lives in Massachusetts.


Praise for A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door:
"[A Wolf at the School House Door] is the book that everyone you know who's even remotely interested in education policy needs to read."

"Schneider and Berkshire make a persuasive case that public education is under serious threat. Parents, teachers, and progressive policy makers will learn much from this well-documented account."
-Publishers Weekly

"An excellent choice for teachers to understand the politics of their profession, and for people committed to supporting and improving public education."

" A vigorous, well-informed broadside against the marketization of the education system in the U.S."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[A] well-researched, carefully argued, and alarming book."
-Library Journal

"Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire offer a powerful analysis of the predatory, profit-seeking forces that threaten our nation's public schools. As they show, the old ideas of the radical right are more dangerous than ever, and are advancing more rapidly than we realize. If you care about the future of our society, read this book."
-Diane Ravitch, author of Slaying Goliath and Reign of Error

"How did the once-fringe quest to turn public education into a profit-making industry get so close to wrecking our schools? Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire pull back the curtain on the right-wing ideologues, billionaire donors, and for-profit entrepreneurs who have masked their true purposes well enough to ensnare many who should know better. Read this keenly argued and convincing book to understand that if we lose our public schools, we lose the 'we' of 'We, the People.'"
-Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

"A scholar and a journalist combine their considerable skills in this book to give us a clear-eyed, searing indictment of the privatizing and profit-seeking threats to our schools. Schneider and Berkshire cut through the rhetorical fog surrounding a host of free-market reforms and innovations-from vouchers to virtual learning-to expose a strategic and terribly dangerous undermining of public education."
-Mike Rose, author of Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education

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