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The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: [Sydney, Australia?] : ReadHowYouWant, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 9781458756428 1458756424
OCLC Number: 677196025
Notes: "EasyRead large, 16."
Description: vi, 524 pages (large-print) ; 26 cm
Contents: What I learned about school reform --
Hijacked!: how the standards movement turned into the testing movement --
The transformation of district 2 --
Lessons from San Diego --
The business model in New York City --
NCLB: measure and punish --
Choice: the story of an idea --
The trouble with accountability --
What would Mrs. Ratliff do? --
The billionaire boys' club --
Lessons learned.
Responsibility: by Diane Ravitch.

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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  Read more...

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