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The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 9780465014910 0465014917
OCLC Number: 612813053
Description: x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What I learned about school reform --
Hijacked!: how the standards movement turned into the testing movement --
The transformation of district --
Lessons from San Diego --
The business model in New York City --
NCLB: measure and punish --
Choice: the story of an idea --
The trouble with accountability --
What would Mrs. Ratliff do? --
The billionaire boys' club --
Lessons learned.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch.
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E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy, The Schools We Need, and The Making of Americans "No citizen can afford to ignore this brave book by our premier historian of education. Diane Ravitch Read more...

 
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