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The American dream and the public schools

Author: Jennifer L Hochschild; Nathan B Scovronick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Hochschild, Jennifer L., 1950-
American dream and the public schools.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©2003
(OCoLC)56698115
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Hochschild; Nathan B Scovronick
ISBN: 9780198034865 0198034865 1602565228 9781602565227 0195184343 9780195184341 9780195152784 0195152786 9780195176032 0195176030
OCLC Number: 1090485159
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 301 pages)
Contents: What Americans want from public schools --
School desegregation --
School finance reform --
School reform --
Choice --
Separation and inclusion --
Challenging the American dream --
Public schools in the new America.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick.

Abstract:

... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class ... The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism ...

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Addresses nearly every educational policy issue of importance and brings a welcome balance and fairness to the debate. In their preface, they acknowledge that they began on opposite sides of several Read more...

 
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