The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.
Innovations in educational policies and programs
Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools by Steven Brill
KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play by Darell Hammond
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof