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This fascinating and provocative analysis reveals where we went wrong and what we need to do to get American education back on track. In the future, ...Show synopsisThis fascinating and provocative analysis reveals where we went wrong and what we need to do to get American education back on track. In the future, the authors argue, we should think of a public school as any other non-profit entity- capable of operating in the public interest free of the red tape now strangling public education.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard Cover...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard Cover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Nice clean book and dust jacket in very good condition. " Description: What's wrong with America's schools? Why can't we fix them? How did we wind up with dropout rates of 25 percent and graduates who can barely read and write? Why does the United States spend twice as much on education as the international average and wind up near the bottom of the barrel in global comparisons of student achievement? Why do we lag behind nations such as South Korea, Hungary, and Singapore? And how should we go about improving the situation? Answers to these questions lie at the heart of this volume. David T. Kearns and James Harvey contend we are fine-tuning failure. We have yet to break with the past in order to face a different and challenging future. Despite worshiping at the altar of "local control" we have managed to create cookie-cutter schools across the country. We have been sidestepping the transparent need for common expectations about what students should know and be able to do. Standards, the authors say, are not clear enough or high enough. Above all, we have met the enemy and it is us: all of us support "change" as long as someone else is changing. "
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