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The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race

This excellent guide is highly recommended for any parent or student who is navigating the college admissions process, especially Black students and first-generation students. Readers may even learn some new things and trends.
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Suzuki: The Man and His Dream To Teach the Children of the World

A Suzuki biography will surely interest music educators and historians, but Hotta’s book (which encapsulates a century of Japanese history) will also appeal to general audiences seeking a musical lens on history.
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Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education

A thoughtful, engaging book for any reader interested in immigrant education.
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Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us

Recommended for all library collections on higher education.
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Imagine If…: Creating a Future for Us All

Readers seeking a wide-ranging philosophical look at society, education, and the future, will likely find this work of interest.
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Bound-for-College Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Applying to Colleges

Burtnett provides solid guidance in this highly recommended work for high school students and those assisting them with college decisions.
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The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now

Recommended for parenting and education-focused collections.
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The Secret Syllabus: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of College Success

The honest, straightforward advice will be appreciated by students. A valuable resource for any college student.
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What We Value: Public Health, Social Justice, and Educating for Democracy

A must-read for educators, philosophers, and anyone up for wrestling with these issues.
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Education Across Borders: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the Classroom

Though full of thought-provoking ideas, the work doesn’t feel unified. Those with a vested interest in education may be interested, but the book is unlikely to entice general readers.
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The Walls Around Opportunity: The Failure of Colorblind Policy for Higher Education

This work finds clear directions within a complex issue and makes a robust case for centering race in higher education policy.
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Teach Truth to Power: How To Engage in Education Policy

Garcia effectively illustrates how scholars in education can use their work to influence policy makers; his book will also help advocates in other fields.
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The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be

Recommended for college faculty, administrators, and trustees keen on aligning a college’s mission with the needs of its constituencies.
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Beyond Coding: How Children Learn Human Values Through Programming

Fascinating reading for educators and educational researchers working in a variety of settings.

Struggling To Learn: An Intimate History of School Desegregation in South Carolina

A powerful, enlightening read; highly recommended for readers interested in the civil rights movement, the struggle for educational equity, and South Carolina history.

Bloomsbury Acquisition of ABC-CLIO To Strengthen Tech, Market Reach

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Becoming Great Universities: Small Steps for Sustained Excellence

Essential reading for higher education administrators, faculty, and student affairs staff who are committed to student success.
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The Child Is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori

De Stefano presents a balanced, well-written, and clear-eyed portrait of a complex, trailblazing woman who fought hard to change how children were perceived and taught.
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Schools and Screens: A Watchful History

This intriguing history will resonate with those interested in 20th-century educational reform, the digital divide, and instructional technology.
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The School Connection: Parents, Teachers, and School Leaders Empowering Youth for Life Success

Readers looking for advice on how to improve their relationship with educators may discover some new ideas. However, those who are more interested in nurturing their students’ love of learning or their academic success might prefer Deborah Stipek and Kathy Seal’s Motivated Minds: Raising Children To Love Learning.
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Supporting Transgender Students: Understanding Gender Identity and Reshaping School Culture

This book belongs in all library collections supporting the study of education at all levels. Strongly recommended.

Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a “No-Excuses” Charter School

An excellent resource for anyone interested in educational reform and charter schools, and essential reading for educators considering teaching in such an environment.

Public and Private Education in America: Examining the Facts

A convenient, information-rich source for anyone interested in schooling; if it counters misperceptions about public schools, inspires policy, or even merely spurs research, it will have been a worthwhile acquisition.

The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member

Highly recommended. Dillard has written a remarkable book that will move readers committed to making the United States a more just and inclusive society.

The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s

A powerful presentation, personal yet balanced, of an important time in recent U.S. history. Required reading for anyone eager to understand the complex forces shaping American higher education.
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Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation

This thoughtful book will appeal to anyone involved in assessing, developing, and refining general education curricula.

Gale Launches New Online Adult High School Program for Public Libraries

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Making Schools and Families Successful: How To Unify Students, Parents, and Teachers

Though flawed, this book would be a useful addition to libraries collecting works on the history of character education.
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Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt

Readers curious about how students went from working their way through college to facing an untenable situation fostered by “creative financing” will appreciate this thorough volume.
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Complaint!

A powerful indictment of universities’ failure to recognize the power imbalances that continue to harm too many of those who seeking academic careers.
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The Distributed Classroom

Aimed at higher education researchers, administrators, teachers, and learners, this book would be a useful addition to any library collection that supports higher education practice and research.
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Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning

Historians of educational technology and education reform will relish this thoroughly researched and well-referenced work.
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Rigged Justice: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man’s Life

Detailed and compelling, though not as nuanced as it could have been, this memoir unearths particulars of the scandal that casual news readers may have missed. It will appeal most to readers with a strong interest in the Varsity Blues scandal.
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Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success

This engaging book makes its points clearly and effectively; even readers with decades of classroom experience will come away with new knowledge and perspectives. A must-read for educators, students, parents, and anyone with a vested interest in an equal education system.
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Forever Free: A True Story of Hope in the Fight for Child Literacy

Bailey’s book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in improving literacy rates or who enjoys narratives of individuals overcoming obstacles to bring a vision to fruition. Directors of small nonprofit organizations will be able to relate to the successes and frustrations Bailey experiences, including the adjustments required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Must Provide: Why America’s Colleges Have Always Been Unequal—and How To Set Them Right

Profound and thought-provoking, this work is recommended for anyone who wants to understand the structural inequities of the U.S. educational system.
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The Choice We Face: How Segregation, Race, and Power Have Shaped America’s Most Controversial Education Reform Movement

Hale makes the complex history of school choice accessible to all readers.
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Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter’s School

The author’s choice to share her own story is laudable, and her work effectively unpacks the ways white Americans engage in racist and economically disadvantaging structures. It is, by design, a largely one-sided narrative, but one that many readers, especially parents of young children, will appreciate.
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Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College

Recommended for students interested in applying to highly selective institutions.
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No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education

While Patel gives readers an understanding of the activist rhetoric in higher education, she does not provide any examples of universities effectively addressing racism or offer concrete steps that universities should take to improve the situation.
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Get Real and Get In: How To Get into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self

Full of practical advice from an admissions insider, this work will appeal to high school students, their parents, and their guidance counselors.

Game On: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How To Beat the System

This meticulously researched work is highly recommended for parents and guardians intent on understanding and navigating the college admissions morass.
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Mentoring Each Other: Teachers Listening, Learning, and Sharing To Create More Successful Classrooms

This well-researched book provides an excellent guide to the literature on this topic.
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Beginner’s Mind

Anyone who has been influenced by a beloved teacher will savor this work; educators will especially appreciate it.
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A Guide to Writing College Admissions Essays: Practical Advice for Students and Parents

A concise primer on concise writing. Will appeal to college applicants and some parents.
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Refugee High: Coming of Age in America

Educators and general readers alike will find this vividly intimate work insightful.

Reading, Writing, and Racism: Disrupting Whiteness in Teacher Education and in the Classroom

Classroom teachers, curriculum instructors, and administrators, especially those eager to implement culturally responsive teaching strategies, will find this title essential to starting conversations about antiracist pedagogy.
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In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class Schools

For all readers, especially educators and parents, seeking a persuasive explanation for the excellent results of Finnish schools.
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The Hidden Curriculum: First Generation Students at Legacy Universities

Gable’s suggestions are well written and thoughtfully conveyed; university administrators and others interested in higher education will find much to consider.
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Soundbite: The Admissions Secret That Gets You into College and Beyond

Occasionally the author’s promotion of her approach comes across like an infomercial. Overall, however, the inclusion of exercises, examples, and Soundbites from real students results in an extremely useful guide for parents, students, counselors, and educators.
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The Greatest College Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed: How To Manage Food, Booze, Stress, Sex, Sleep, and Exercise on Campus

Though there is some useful material in this health guide for college students, it’s not enough to make up for the omissions. .
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The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

This extensive, insightful historical examination reveals how U.S. education has perpetuated social inequality rather than decreasing it.

Sno-Isle Offers CompTIA A+ Certification Program for IT Professionals

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Fires in Our Lives: Advice for Teachers from Today’s High School Students

For anyone interested in inspiring students and helping them develop their full potential as global citizens.
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A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School

This well-researched, carefully argued, and alarming book supplements those by Andrea Gabor and Diane Ravitch.
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The Starting Line: Latina/o Children, Texas Schools, and National Debates on Early Education

Recommended to educators and general readers looking for understanding of the value of widespread pre-K education, what makes it work, and ways it needs to improve.
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The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies

Most appropriate for advanced students, think tank members, and scholarly researchers.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education

Administrators, high school counselors, politicians, and college students will find significant value in this work, which offers not a final answer to the questions raised around higher education, but a starting point for further inquiry.
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Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

Every educator, from kindergarten teachers to graduate and undergraduate school teachers, struggles with reducing distraction in the classroom. Lang tackles this problem by offering strategies for students and constructive approaches and tools to encourage attentive behavior.

Wayne State Archivists Partner with College of Education To Incorporate Archival Materials into K–12 Curricula

Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

This well-researched work is an invaluable tool for college-bound students and their families, guidance counselors, and college admissions personnel.

One in Five: How We’re Fighting for Our Dyslexic Kids in a System That’s Failing Them

Highly recommended for families with children with unique learning styles.
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The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents To Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education

Furda and Steinberg provide a high level of detail, making this volume useful to parents who haven’t been through the process before as well as to those familiar with it. A helpful guide for parents with children approaching college age.

The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom

This extensively researched, well-written examination of racism, integration, and violence in the postsecondary environment is a major contribution to the field of higher education.

A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum

Undergraduate students considering graduate school as well as current graduate students will find the information contained here helpful, making this a useful guide for college and university libraries. Highly recommended for anyone curious about what to expect in graduate school.

Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need To Know in the 21st Century?

Highly recommended for college faculty and administrators, and anyone interested in how college students can find meaning and purpose in life.

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The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice

A solid addition for those dismayed by the inequities of the education system and looking to effect change.
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Charter School City: What the End of Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Means for American Education

Harris effectively presents one side of an ongoing debate; readers interested in K–12 education and charter schools should look to researchers such as Bruce Baker and Andrea Gabor for more critical views of what charters accomplished in New Orleans.
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The Merit Myth: How Our Colleges Favor the Rich and Divide America

Those interested in inequities in the admissions practices of elite colleges will find this a considered examination.
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Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We’re Discussing in the Faculty Lounge

For educators who yearn to see some of their own struggles and joys represented through another teacher’s eyes.
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A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

This comprehensive overview of BGLOs and their commitment to achieving socioeconomic equality for black Americans will appeal to readers wishing to learn about the African American collegiate experience throughout the 20th century.

Won’t Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System

Gumbel relies on clear analysis and rich anecdotes to explain how one school helped its students thrive. A superb work for anyone interested in higher education.
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Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

This important addition to the literature on the academic experience will appeal to graduate students, those considering grad school, and anyone looking to expand their understanding of academia.
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The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education

Crow and Dabars support their exciting new paradigm for American universities with extensive data, theoretical frameworks, and integration of research in the field, illuminating their argument for a new approach to higher education that will better serve American society and democracy.
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Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance

For higher education professionals and scholars eager to understand and confront issues of free speech suppression at colleges and universities.
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Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

A well-researched work of interest to parents and educators.
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Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible

This is an inspiring account that reminds us that with trust and empathy, there’s no limit to what students and teachers can accomplish together.
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Nontraditional: Life Lessons from a Community College

An encouraging, uplifting work that will inspire both college students and teachers, as well as those considering returning to school.
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Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education

Wagner writes with passion, and his curiosity, grit, and love of learning will inspire anyone interested in becoming a better teacher.

Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

The authors clearly demonstrate the value of the humanities in this well-researched and convincing work. Anyone interested in higher education, particularly those advising students or considering a major in the humanities will find an encouraging message.
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Overturning Brown: The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement

This brief treatment will likely seem cursory to scholars of race, racism, and education in U.S. history, but those unfamiliar with the topic will emerge with a new understanding of how indelibly racism has shaped our collective attitudes and policies regarding the public provision of education for all.
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50 Yale Admission Success Stories: And the Essays That Made Them Happen

Though the book is specific to Yale, it will entice students competing for admission at any highly selective college that requires writing samples and seeks well-rounded, intellectually curious students. Parents and academic advisers guiding students through the admissions process will also benefit from this work.
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Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want To Be Effective Teachers

An original take on pedagogy, this is an ideal pick for the recent PhD graduate who is suddenly thrust into teaching their first 101 course.

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight To Save America’s Public Schools

This extensive analysis is required reading for anyone concerned about American education. 

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor

Addressing racism in the classroom is difficult but vital. This insightful and accessible resource is recommended for educators in any discipline, at any level, who want to speak more effectively about race and racism.

The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

Essential reading for those interested in civil rights, racial identity, and higher education.

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The Power in the Room: Radical Education Through Youth Organizing and Employment

Readers interested in the intersection of political activism, economics, community, and education will find ample food for thought in Gillen’s insightful call for action.
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Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

A lively choice for readers who are skeptical of the claims of business schools to train leaders with an ethical perspective.
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The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies

This work will resonate with liberals dismayed by the notion of structural or systemic oppression but falls short of making a persuasive case that the struggle for equity, diversity, and inclusion within academe is in danger of tyrannical overreach.

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Teaching U.S. History Through Sports

General readers and educators will find much to spark their imaginations in this thoughtful work, from lists of resources to ways of connecting athletic history to larger social and cultural issues

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Drawing on broad reading and visits to campuses across the country, Tough’s work offers an indictment of American society and political structures and persuasively argues that universities must fulfill the American commitment to equality of opportunity
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Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost

Zaloom provides a clear-sighted and timely analysis of this issue. Recommended for readers interested in the cultural and economic implications of the current student debt crisis
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Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

This slim but supremely dense academic work offers insight into the business of education from the point of view of researchers who care about education for education’s sake.

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy. Perfect for readers interested in seeing how far women have come--and how far they still have yet to go.

The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How To Fix It

Essential reading for teachers, education administrators, and policymakers alike.

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What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

A thoughtful, convincing response to those demanding unlimited access to university platforms.

The Natural Laws of Children: Why Children Thrive When We Understand How Their Brains Are Wired

An indispensable resource for teachers and parents alike, this highly readable book offers strategies, anecdotes, and evidence without downplaying the complexity of the cognitive science that informs it.

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Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls

Readers with an interest in students’ welfare will appreciate the author’s insight and suggestions for providing safe, inclusionary schools for all.

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Let the Children Play: Why More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive

An excellent offering for parent activists, education students, and school administrators.
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