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Bad students, not bad schools

Author: Robert Weissberg
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans are increasingly alarmed over our nation's educational deficiencies. Author Robert Weissberg argues that the answer is something everybody knows to be true but is afraid to say in public, America's educational woes too often reflect the demographic mix of students. He argues that most of America's educational woes would vanish if troublesome students were permitted to leave when they had absorbed as much  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Weissberg
ISBN: 9781412813457 141281345X
OCLC Number: 494691668
Description: xii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1: Introduction: Nation at risk or a nation in denial? --
2: Bad students, not bad schools --
3: Motivating students or you can take a horse to water and make a dehydrated equine feel better about herself --
4: Closing the racial gap in academic achievement --
5: The "war" on academic excellence --
6: Museum of failed educational reforms --
7: Business-like solutions to academic insufficiency --
8: The alluring choice solution or why educating students is not manufacturing cheap flat screen TV's --
9: Reforming education is the new great society and why fixing schools may well subvert the social peace --
10: Hope? --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Weissberg.

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-Author Robert Weissberg, in 'Bad Students, Not Bad Schools, ' clearly makes the case that the neighborhood has more influence on a school than the educators.- --The Baltimore Sun -In his book, Bad Read more...

 
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