If you are like me and follow developments in education reform, you will be familiar with the many issues Ravitch confronts in this excellent book, but there is plenty here that will enlighten and infuriate. Ravitch convincingly reveals how the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind and the Obama administration's Race to the Top initiatives have had catastrophic impacts on public education. She effectively eviscerates the language of the corporate reform movement and reveals initiatives like charter schools, merit pay, parent triggers, school choice, value-added assessment, virtual schools, and vouchers for the frauds and cynical money-making rackets they are. She reveals the real motives of foundations like Broad, Gates, and Walton, organizations like ALEC, Students First, Teach for America and "star reformers" like Michelle Rhee, Wendy Kopp, and Joel Klein which are to privatize public education and destroy America's public schools. ESSENTIAL READING FOR EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION.