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Troublemaker : a personal history of school reform since Sputnik

Author: Chester E Finn, Jr.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few people have been more involved in shaping postwar U.S. education reforms--or dissented from some of them more effectively--than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, and an aide to politicians as different as Richard Nixon and Daniel Moynihan, Finn has also been a high school teacher, an education professor, a prolific and best-selling writer, a think-tank analyst, a nonprofit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Finn, Chester E., 1944-
Troublemaker.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007038263
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chester E Finn, Jr.
ISBN: 9781400828210 140082821X 1282086960 9781282086968
OCLC Number: 432428515
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages)
Contents: INTRODUCTION; Part I: --
Early Days; Part II: --
The Seventies; Part III: --
The Eighties; Part IV: --
The Nineties; Part V: --
Today and Tomorrow; EPILOGUE --
Two Little Girls; GLOSSARY; NOTES; INDEX. Early days --
Schoolkid in the fifties --
Into the sixties --
Becoming an educator --
The seventies --
White house days --
Out of Washington --
The politics of aiding private schools --
A Federal Department of Education? --
Becoming a Republican --
The eighties --
Quality gains traction --
Educators awaken --
Professing in Tennessee --
Inside the beast --
The quest for better information --
Goals, standards, and markets --
The Nineties --
Bipartisan reform in action-and inaction --
Charters and vouchers --
International alarums, contentious responses --
Whittling and think-tanking --
Clinton, goals, and testing --
Priests, professionals, and politicians --
Choices and summits --
Back to Dayton --
Leaving no child behind --
Shaky tripods --
The burden of choice --
Technology and governance --
Teachers, time, and money --
Still learning.
Responsibility: Chester E. Finn, Jr.

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Explains why education reforms of various kinds are so difficult to implement, and draws lessons from their frequent failure. This book describes how the author's experiences have shaped his changing  Read more...

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Honorable Mention for the 2008 PROSE Award in Education, Association of American Publishers "I love the fact that no one is spared [Finn's] acidic sense of humor. That makes him a first-class writer, Read more...

 
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