We strongly recommend this latest book by Diane Ravitch. Reign of Error examines how NCLB and Race to the Top and other "accountability" measures have contributed to the rise of charters, vouchers and the privatization of our public schools while unfairly blaming and demoralizing teachers for achievement gaps which are as much tied to poverty and social inequity as anything else. If you believe that our system of public schooling is an essential bastion of our democracy, this book will alarm you.
Daniel Pink has written a seminal book about motivation. He pulls together many scientific studies about motivation in a most cogent and readable way. The book focuses on the superiority of intrinsic motivation over carrot and stick motivation. Drive is a must read for leaders who want their organization to be dynamic, energized, and highly productive