Well I will be horrendously busy with my favorite thing (insert sarcasm) standardized testing for the majority of April...sigh...but when and if I find time between that and watching my son, I have ordered two books from the library by Diane Ravitch. I either agree or disagree with her, black and white and no gray. Then I'm also reading Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt's "Deliberate Dumbing Down of America". She may be tied with John Taylor Gatto as my educational heroes. Expect more literary responses in my blog whenever I get to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amOQOG3o9DA has a video of Iserbyt that is pretty eye-opening.