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The American dream and the public schools

Author: Jennifer L Hochschild; Nathan B Scovronick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Hochschild; Nathan B Scovronick
ISBN: 0195152786 9780195152784 0195176030 9780195176032
OCLC Number: 50280018
Description: xii, 301 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What Americans want from public schools --
School desegregation --
School finance reform --
School reform --
Choice --
Separation and inclusion --
Challenging the American dream --
Public schools in the new America.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick.
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Two educators take an informed look at the current hot-button issues and intense debates swirling around public schools in America.  Read more...

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