Cover: Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling, from Harvard University PressCover: Someone Has to Fail in PAPERBACK

Someone Has to Fail

The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling

  • Introduction
  • 1. From Citizens to Consumers
  • 2. Founding the American School System
  • 3. The Progressive Effort to Reshape the System
  • 4. Organization al Resistance to Reform
  • 5. Classroom Resistance to Reform
  • 6. Failing to Solve Social Problems
  • 7. The Limits of School Learning
  • 8. Living with the School Syndrome
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane