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The flat world and education : how America's commitment to equity will determine our future

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2010.
Series: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
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Argues that the education system in America needs to make drastic changes in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that protects every child's right to learn.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Darling-Hammond, Linda, 1951-
Flat world and education.
New York : Teachers College Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)737730549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Darling-Hammond
ISBN: 9780807749623 0807749621 9780807749630 080774963X
OCLC Number: 458583257
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.
University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, 2012.
Description: xiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The flat world, educational inequality, and America's future --
The anatomy of inequality : how the opportunity gap is constructed --
New standards and old inequalities : how testing narrows and expands the opportunity gap --
Inequality on trial : does money make a difference? --
A tale of three states : what happens when states invest strategically (or don't) --
Steady work : how countries build successful systems --
Doing what matters most : developing competent teaching --
Organizing for success : from inequality to quality --
Policy for quality and equality : toward genuine school reform.
Series Title: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Linda Darling-Hammond.

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As America enters the 21st century, US students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as  Read more...

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