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Someone has to fail : the zero-sum game of public schooling

Author: David F Labaree
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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Shows how the very organization of the locally controlled, administratively limited school system makes reform difficult. This title looks at the way that unintended consequences of consumer choices  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Labaree, David F., 1947-
Someone has to fail.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010012646
(OCoLC)555658416
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David F Labaree
ISBN: 9780674058866 0674058860
OCLC Number: 709593063
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: From citizens to consumers --
Founding the American school system --
The progressive effort to reshape the system --
Organizational resistance to reform --
Classroom resistance to reform --
Failing to solve social problems --
The limits of school learning --
Living with the school syndrome.
Responsibility: David F. Labaree.

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