Education has a fascinating contest–vote for the book you believe to be most influential. I did.

And I added the comment that Carol Dweck’s book, MINDSET, should have been on that list. It influenced me the most– what teachers and parents can do (and should stop doing) to help students learn, succeed, and thrive. Check that out too–the book and the comment!

What book would you add?

(Top books of the decade)

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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