“More Than a Score” named in The Nation’s “5 Books to Build a Movement for Education Justice!”

I am thrilled to announce that Kenzo Shibata, writing for the current issue of The Nation magazine, named the forthcoming book I edited, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, to the list of “5 Books to Build a Movement for Education Justice.” The book’s forward was written by Diane Ravitch, the introduction by Alfie Kohn, and the afterward by Wayne Au.

Shibata wrote in part, “More Than a Score collects narratives from teachers, parents, students, academics and elected union leaders describing the growing grassroots resistance to testing gone mad.”

Cover_MTaSI am greatly honored that our book made this list with such a wonderful collection of must read volumes in defense of public education, including, SCHOOL REFORM, CORPORATE STYLE: Chicago, 1880–2000, by Dorothy Shipps, THIS IS NOT A TEST: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, by José Vilson, THE TEACHER WARS: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, by Dana Goldstein, and STRIKE FOR AMERICA: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity, by Micah Uetricht.

Please share this list of books with everyone you know who longs for the day when the “testocracy” no longer runs our schools and educators, parents, and students are respected. When the book is released, I hope to make it to a town near you on a book tour to help speed up that day.

8 responses

  1. congrats Jessie! fantastic!! 🙂 keep writing, keep educating young and old alike.



    1. Thanks Amy! I can only do with the support of the community, so it means a lot.


  2. Awesome

    Heather Snookal, NBCT, MIT
    Garfield High School Science Department Co-Chair
    Teacher of Physical Science and Biology Collection of Evidence
    School Tel: 206-252-2344


    1. It was all of Garfield that made this book possible. I am lucky to be part of the Bulldogs staff with you!


  3. Jesse, this is wonderful, plus highly deserved. I’ve ordered a couple from Haymarket & will get more. So exciting! Please excuse me if I’ve already sent you an e-mail saying this. I got some Harborview bug from Rick & it eats the mind. Pride & love, V.


    1. Valerie, thanks so much for all your support. Your wise political council and support over the years has contributed greatly to everything I have succeeded in. I hope you feel better soon!


  4. Just amazing Jesse!


  5. Reblogged this on Rethinking Schools Blog and commented:
    Jeese Hagopian is an Editorial Associate at Rethinking Schools. Check out his latest book!


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