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“Steve Brill has combined extraordinary reporting with smart passion to create one of the most important historical narratives of our era. This inside story of the school reform crusade is an inspiring saga filled with genuine heroes. This is investigative journalism and powerful writing at its best.”
--Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute; Board Chair, Teach For America; author of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin
“Education in America is THE national imperative of the 21st century and Steven Brill has done a brilliant job of taking us through the complexities, trials and triumphs, failures and food fights that define the struggle to get it right. We all have a stake in the outcome and owe it to succeeding generations to get involved. Class Warfare is the road map to what that means.”
--Tom Brokaw, journalist and author of The Greatest Generation
“Steven Brill’s Class Warfare is hard-hitting, illuminating, and inspiring. It’s also as fast-paced and gripping as a thriller. His vivid accounts of great teachers at work—and his play-by-play of the battle to remove the obstacles put in front of them by their own union—opened my eyes and changed my outlook about the possibilities for American education. A must-read call to action for all thinking Americans, especially parents.”
--Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—and Why They Fall
“Class Warfare inspires! This is a unique and critically important story about true heroes in America who against great odds are making a real difference. More than this, Brill’s work sheds important light on the savage educational disparities faced by low-income communities across the country and through his work he trumpets what should be a call to action by all of us. Brill is brilliant in his writing and his work will inspire and fortify all those struggling with the challenges of education in America.”
--Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ
“An extraordinarily well researched and compelling account of the tectonic shifts in school politics over the past several years. This is a masterpiece, both as history and as a catalyst for continued change. Far from the usual one-sided account the subject typically engenders, Brill's work is balanced, sophisticated—and, amazingly, a real page-turner.”
--Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
Steven Brill is the founder of Journalism Online, a company designed to create a new, viable business model for journalism to flourish online. He is a feature writer for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and TIME. Brill founded the Yale Journalism Initiative, which recruits and trains journalists. He founded and ran Court TV, The American Lawyer Magazine, and Brill's Content Magazine. He is the author of After: How America Confronted the September 12th Era and The Teamsters.See all Editorial Reviews
Teaching is exhausting work. Made worse by too many federal and state regulations, parents who don't parent. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephanie Jenkins
Fantastic expose of the forces at work in America to keep it's young people stupid. Only in America can reforming a broken K-12 education system be considered too radical.Published 6 months ago by G. A. Ryness
No better book exists to tell the education reform story. A great read - a Must Read - for any parent or anyone who cares about the future of our country.Published 6 months ago by Jill Cremer
Steve Brill tells this story in such a clear and interesting way. Very American should be required to read this. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was a gripping page-turner. I have only a passing interest and understanding of education reform.. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mel
From the previous reviews....Brill seems to be anti-union . I have not read his book, but as a former teacher of English, I wish to add my two cents worth. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Virginia E. Selanik
This book reveals much of the old that has to change! The "good old boy" system of unions has crippled the old system and damaged the opportunities for students to reach... Read morePublished 20 months ago by R. H. Craven
this is an amazing book. so much has been written about why our urban schools are failing but this book explains a lot using the example of a charter school and a public one that... Read morePublished 22 months ago by mystery nut
A must read for any parent that wants to understand the issues surrounding the education of their children. I now understand why I have been so disappointed with our PTA. Read morePublished 23 months ago by V Cross