Catching up or leading the way by Yong Zhao. It examines the role of the American education system in the world. The selling point seems to be this: as the US education system moves closer to that of the rest of the world, the rest of the world's education systems move closer to that of the US.
My principal has told me a little bit about it. I'd be interested to read the book, because the blurbs and the bullet points off of ASCD's website immediately raise my hackles.