Education Next, which has been around since February of 2001, has posted a piece in which they encourage people to vote on up to 3 books out of a list of 47 they consider the most significant education books of the past decade.
I have a certain prejudice, since I have once place or another reviewed 6 of the books, in each case because either the author or the publisher asked me to.
There are many notable books.
As it happens one author sent the link to me, with good reason - currently well-ahead in first place is Diane Ravitch, with The Death and Life of the Great American School System - as I post this she has 37.6%. Currently in second is Linda Darling-Hammond, with The Flat World and Education at 11.2%.
In the bronze medal position is progressive educator Deborah Meier's In Schools We Trust with 5.6%.
You can see the list and cast your vote here
I encourage you to do so.