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The decline in educational standards : from a public good to a quasi-monopoly

Author: James D Williams
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
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"Offers a detailed, pragmatic discussion of potential steps to reverse the decline in educational standards"--
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Williams, James D. (James Dale), 1949-
Decline in educational standards.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2018057285
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James D Williams
ISBN: 9781475841381 1475841388
OCLC Number: 1089930887
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Liberalism and conservatism: some characteristics --
The industrial revolution --
Socialist stirrings --
John Maynard Keynes and economic theory --
The Great Depression --
Keynesian economics and the road to serfdom --
The 1970s inflation --
Debt-based consumer capitalism and taxation --
Debt-based consumerism and a mountain of debt --
Too big to fail --
The common school movement --
Meeting the educational needs in a diverse society --
Intelligence testing --
Academic tracking --
Criticisms of IQ testing and tracking --
The effects of the proximate environment on IQ and academic performance --
The commodification of education --
Federal control through federal funding --
Parental satisfaction and student performance --
Charter schools, vouchers, and politics --
How did we get here? --
Following the money --
Education and the end of poverty --
Higher education in a privatized-Keynesian world --
The democratization of higher education --
The gainful employment rule and tacit collusion --
Declining public confidence and the politicized faculty --
Neoliberalism, priviatized Keynesianism, and the debt bomb --
Rethinking public education --
Egalitarianism and the drive for equal outcomes --
Reforming the nation's education system.
Responsibility: James D. Williams.

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