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image: Class Notes headlineDavid H. Albert, AM'76, And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education (New Society Publishers/Holt Associates). Albert's guide to homeschooling provides a critique of American education and tells parents how to nurture children's intelligence at home, arguing that parents are the most important part of a child's educational development.

Tom S. Loveless, PhD'92, The Tracking Wars: State Reform Meets School Policy (Brookings Institution Press). Loveless uses political science, organizational theory, instructional policy, and classroom teaching to analyze efforts to reform school tracking at state and local levels.

William H. Maehl, PhD'57, Lifelong Learning at Its Best: Innovative Practices in Adult Credit Programs (Jossey-Bass). Maehl reviews the growth of accredited programs for adult learners since WWII and the accompanying challenges to higher education. He profiles 34 current programs with innovative practices that adult educators can adapt to their specific needs.

Kenneth K. Wong, AB'77, AM'80, PhD'83, Funding Public Schools: Politics and Policies (University Press of Kansas). Wong examines the fundamental role of politics in funding public schools, arguing that legislative gridlock and funding rules affect resource allocation at federal, state, and local levels, often fragmenting policy and hurting schools with the greatest needs.

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