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We must take charge : our schools and our future

Author: Chester E Finn, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes radical changes in American education championed by all Americans to reverse the atrophy in the nation's educational system.
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Finn, Chester E., 1944-
We must take charge.
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1991
(OCoLC)645786011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester E Finn, Jr.
ISBN: 0029102758 9780029102756
OCLC Number: 23081116
Description: xvii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reform Is Not Enough --
A Nation Still At Risk --
Asleep at the Wheel: A Society Loses Its Mind --
Schooling in a No-Fault Culture --
Band-Aids for Battle Wounds: Reforms of the 1980s --
Educational Perestroika --
American Education Is to Education What the Soviet Economy Is to Economy --
"How About a Marshall Plan for the Schools?" and Other Talk-Show Explanations of Educational Meltdown --
The Lake Wobegon Effect: Ignorance Is Someone Else's Problem --
Rational Fools: What's in It for Me? --
Journey Without a Destination --
A System Without Accountability --
The War on Testing: A Dead Messenger Brings No Bad News --
Paralyzed by Design? --
Bad Ideas Whose Time Has Come --
Taking Charge: Revolutionizing Education from the Outside In --
A New Constitution for American Education --
Schools Where Learning Matters: A Guided Tour --
All the Children: Ten Tentative Truths --
A Four-Front War.
Responsibility: Chester E. Finn, Jr.

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In We Must Take Charge, Chester E. Finn, Jr., exhorts Americans from all walks of like to take control of our degenerating public education system. Finn notes that the system continues to lack  Read more...

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