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Reese WJ. Testing wars in the public schools : a forgotten history. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; 2013. Abstract
Reese WJ. America's public schools : from the common school to "No Child Left Behind". Vol Updated. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2011. Abstract

"William J. Reese's engrossing narrative succinctly and shrewdly analyzes nearly two centuries of American public schools, taking us from the pioneering efforts in the early nineteenth century through the political and cultural conflicts of today."

Reese WJ, Rury JL. Rethinking the history of American education. Vol 1st. New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan; 2008.

"This book provides a comprehensive review of scholarship in the history of American education during the period since the revisionists turned the field upside down in the 1960s and 70s. Its able authors display the rich diversity of issues and approaches that have characterized the field in the last 30 years." -- David F. Labaree, Professor of Education, Stanford University

Reese WJ. History, education, and the schools. Vol 1st. New York: Palgrave Macmillan; 2007.

"In his latest investigation of how history helps illuminate contemporary concerns about the nature and character of America’s schools, William Reese explores the rise of public schools in the nineteenth century, the evolution of private school alternatives, and ongoing debates about modern schooling and reform. Americans have long invested considerable time, energy, and emotion in their schools, both private and public, and Reese's historical overview helps explain why."