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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

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Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms ... Show synopsis

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    by Professor Diane Ravitch

    The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

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    2010
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    ISBN: 1458756424
    ISBN-13: 9781458756428

    A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum - examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring ... Show more

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Robert C

All you wanted to know

by Robert C on Dec 15, 2011

This is a thorough and scholarly discussion of the status of and proposed reforms for current American education, clarifying the controversial issues of big money, faulty logic, constitutionality, and flawed methodology used in various reform attempts. It is fully documented and written by one who was in on the reform efforts at the beginning, then changed her mind. It contains all the arguments opposing vouchers, charter schools, No Child Left Behind, and other ideas proposed by those who have never taught in your ordinary public school classroom.

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Smike224

Not Just for Educators

by Smike224 on Aug 5, 2010

If you are a teacher I highly recommend you pick up this book. But if you are a parent, not a teacher, but you have school age children, I think you will find much in this book informative and relevant. It spells out, very clearly, how both the Bush educational plan (No Child Left Behind) and the Obama plan (Race to the Top) are weakening our public schools, not strengthening them. And I hope it will encourage you to demand real education from your schools and not just meaningless test scores and the illusions of "market based education."

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