vote for Diane Ravitch's book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, as best education book of the decade!
There are a few people who are not insane speaking up about education, and it's our duty to support them on these rare opportunities. Media is dominated by hand-picked stooges of Bill Gates, like Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama.
If we don't avail ourselves of those rare opportunities to make ourselves heard, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Everyone usually blames us anyway, so let's give someone else a chance to be a scapegoat for a change.