The deluge of New Orleans coverage may be peaking, but there’s another deluge to come in the form of publicity surrounding Jonathan Franz.. Dale Russakoff’s new book about Newark, The Prize.
To help get yourself ready (or perhaps as a form of inoculation, you might take a look at four big reviews of the book, which comes out officially in a week: Chicago Tribune (Diane Rado); The Seventy Four (Conor Williams); NYT (Alex Kotlowitz; NYT2 (Jonathan Knee). Yes, that’s right, there are two reviews of the book in the NYT.
As you may recall, there was an excerpt from the book in The New Yorker last year (A Test for School Reform in Newark). Chris Cerf penned an oped response in December (Dispelling Five ‘Falsehoods’ About Newark’s School System).
I’m doing some reporting and thinking about the book, and will have something out in the next few days. If you see any other reviews, let me know. Cross-posted from This Week In Education