That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind In The World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Frieman and Michael Mandelbaum (2011) was the book that made the biggest impression on me this year.
I see this book to be an honest analysis of the America we are living in. That is an America that is in need of advancements in education, infrastructure and research and development and our willingness to welcome others. Further, my read of this book is that it presents a reasonable message about America’s possible future. And much of that future, should it unfold in a positive way, will be directly or indirectly connected to the abilities, dispositions and talents of our people. This book makes a strong case for how education can positively impact America’s future.
Here are eleven links to posts I wrote this year stimulated by this thought provoking book. I hope the posts lead more people to read the book and benefit form the learning it can stimulate. Enjoy!