Education Research and Policy

I've been a bit mentally lethargic over my winter break, but previewing the book list for a class next semester is getting my neurons firing again. The class is Introduction to Education Research and Policy and it's taught by Ken Howe, a professor I know from the Ethics in Education class I took in the fall of 2009. The book list for Ed Research and Policy is long, but there are quite a few on the list that I've wanted to read:
In addition, we have selected readings from DuBois, Ravitch, Coleman, Bowles & Gintis, Foucault, Howe, Eisenhart & Towne, and Morgan & Pullin. It's a lot of reading, but that's the price you pay for a lot of learning. If you have any opinions about the reading list, I'd love to hear about it in the comments.