A new issue of Education Review is out. Hennie Weiss reviews The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools by Jessie Klein. From The New Yorker, is homework worth it? Louis Menand wonders. Helen Epstein reviews How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough and Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol. What makes students care about politics? Eric Horowitz investigates. Abolish social studies: Born a century ago, the pseudo-discipline has outlived its uselessness. Andrew J. Coulson reviews The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan. Do we need to teach kids about LGBT people in our schools? Michael Abernethy wonders. John Schostak Ivor Goodson on what’s wrong with democracy at the moment and why it matters for research and education. Missing a “trillion”: How do we know if we are teaching the right things? Unbored: Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen on the power of “making” in the classroom. J.F. Sargent on 5 ways high school really does suck (according to science).