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While the list of valuable books for those interested in contemporary issues in education is enormous, here are a few suggestions:

Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right by Richard Rothstein

Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom by bell hooks

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch

So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools by Charles M. Payne

The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond

Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives by Sonia Nieto