Out Standing in the Field!

Yahoo!  I’ve just heard that my Other School Reformers has been selected for the History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award for 2015.  Wowzers.  OSR

I’ll be joining some of my history heroes and some of my favorite books as winners of this prize.  For example:

  • 2014, William Reese, Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History (University of Wisconsin Press)
  • 2013, Geoff K. Ward, The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy & Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press)
  • 2012, Nancy Beadie, Education and the Creation of Capital in the Early Republic (Cambridge University Press)
  • 2011, Ronald Butchart, Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876 (University of North Carolina Press)
  • 2010, Hilary Moss, Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African-American Education in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press)
  • 2009, A.J. Angulo, William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • 2008, Adam Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (Harvard University Press)
  • 2005, Jack Dougherty, More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black Schools in Milwaukee  (University of North Carolina Press)
  • 2003, Jon Zimmerman, Whose History?  Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard University Press)
  • 2002, Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., Brown, not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement in Houston (Texas A&M Press)
  • 1997, Lawrence Levine, The Opening of the American Mind (Beacon Press)
  • 1995, Jeffrey Mirel, The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit, 1907-81
    (University of Michigan Press)
  • 1989, David Labaree, The Making of an American High School (Yale University Press)
  • 1987, Ellen Schrecker, No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism in the Universities
    (Oxford University Press)

Great company to be in, for sure.  Thanks a million to HES and to the selection committee.  I’m heading out now to print up t-shirts with the news on it.

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