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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, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education, 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. A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, this work is a radical change of heart from one of America's best known education experts. The author, a leader in the drive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 9780465025572 0465025579 9780465028214 0465028217 9780465014910 0465014917
OCLC Number: 979187809
Notes: First published in 2010.
Description: x, 334 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: What I learned about school reform --
Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement --
The transformation of District 2 --
Lessons from San Diego --
The business model in New York City --
NCLB [No Child Left Behind] : measure and punish --
Choice : the story of an idea --
The trouble with accountability --
What would Mrs. Ratliff do? --
The billionaire boys' club --
Lessons learned --
Epilogue: School and society.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch.

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Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetimes worth of school reforms and reveals the simpleyet difficulttruth about how  Read more...

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