Dr. Craig Peck
- Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
- Associate Professor, 2014
Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform, by David Tyack & Larry Cuban
Tinkering toward Utopia offers an elegant distillation of the soaring hopes, conflicted tensions, and vexing complications that have characterized the enduring quest to reform American public schools. Written by two scholars admired as much for their personal graciousness as for their outstanding academic contributions, the text provides compelling insight into an essential policy question: why is it so hard to change and improve schools? Having spent my career experiencing and studying K-12 educational reforms, I consider this an indispensible work that continually fortifies and challenges my own thinking.