Introduction education: reading, writing, and futility Are public schools hazardous to our health?: heated rhetoric and force of habit inhibit change School culture: whatever it takes The case against standardized testing: raising the scores, ruining the schools A tornado brews: who will save children of color? ELL, portrait of a population: how English language learners are putting schools to the test Dangerous schools: when will we stop the violence? Children of poverty: the ongoing debate Who influences education in America?: can anyone? New trends in education: competition, unemployment, digital devices and American education Future trends in education:why study the future? Results matter: the key to saving American education.