Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Latest Publicity

Educator Steve Peha liked the book, as seen by his list of book recommendations at the National Journal:
Stuart Buck’s Acting White is powerful and provides a reasonably original theory that can be said to at least partly explain the achievement gap. If you were around in the 1960s to remember desegregation, this is your book. But even if you were born in 1963, like me, you’ll still find it just as powerful. My big takeaway: little has changed. Buck quotes people from the 60s who lived through desegregation and whose grand children still attend our the local schools in the town where I currently live. I hear exactly the same comments about our schools today that folks were making a half century earlier. We are integrating but we are still not educating, and in some ways we are educating some people worse than ever.
Peha earlier had a long review of the book at Dropout Nation.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Book News

I have a blog post published at the Washington Post discussing the theme of my book.

The Washington Times has a nice review here.