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Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade

Author: Linda Perlstein
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2009, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Holt paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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The pressure is on at schools across America. In recent years, reform efforts have created a new vision of education that emphasizes provable results, uniformity, and greater attention for floundering students. Schools are expected to behave more like businesses and judged almost solely on the bottom line: test scores. To see if this world is producing better students, Linda Perlstein immersed herself in a suburban  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Perlstein
ISBN: 9780805088021 0805088024
OCLC Number: 184823095
Notes: "A Holt paperback."
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
Description: x, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ain't no stopping us now --
You ready? --
America's schools will be on a new path of reform --
Am I going to be a bad teacher? --
A bank teller could pick up the lesson --
Was it a big scratch or a little scratch? --
Chapter books are not bad, people --
This is just like the real test --
Market discipline is the key --
You gotta be tough --
What gets taught is what gets tested --
I didn't even know that was an option --
Where's the sand table? --
I'm giving him everything he can get --
I see motivation all over this --
Some people are selling snake oil --
We must leave them no choice --
I used to be a nice person --
The whole scenario can change --
Never give up trying --
We celebrate the bottom --
It feels like a different school --
Teaching might be fun next year? --
Don't they look good?
Other Titles: One American school struggles to make the grade
Responsibility: Linda Perlstein.

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The pressure is on at schools across America. In recent years, reform efforts have created a new vision of education that emphasizes provable results, uniformity, and greater attention for floundering students. Schools are expected to behave more like businesses and judged almost solely on the bottom line: test scores. To see if this world is producing better students, Linda Perlstein immersed herself in a suburban Maryland elementary school, providing the first detailed view of how new education policies are modified by human realities. The school, once deemed a failure, is now held up as an example of reform done right. Nine-year-olds meditate before exams and kindergartners write paragraphs. Teachers attempt to address diverse needs but feel compelled to focus on topics that will be tested at the expense of those that won't. Perlstein explores the rewards and costs of that transformation, through the experiences of the people who lived it.--From publisher description.

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