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Will standards save public education?

Author: Deborah Meier; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000.
Series: New democracy forum.
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"Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure. Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens - including teachers - from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As  Read more...
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Will standards save public education?
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606289120
Online version:
Will standards save public education?
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607855908
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Meier; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
ISBN: 0807004413 9780807004418
OCLC Number: 42980303
Description: xvi, 90 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Educating a democracy / Deborah Meier --
No excuses / Abigail Thernstrom --
Making a difference / Bob Chase --
Expert opinion / Gary B. Nash --
Habits of mind / Linda Nathan --
Case for standards / Richard J. Murnane --
Standards fraud / William Ayers --
Sense of place / Theodore Sizer --
Reply / Deborah Meier.
Series Title: New democracy forum.
Other Titles: Boston review (Cambridge, Mass. : 1982)
Responsibility: [compiled by] Deborah Meier ; foreword by Jonathan Kozol ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers for the Boston Review.
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"Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure. Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens - including teachers - from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy."--Jacket.

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