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Making the grade : the economic evolution of American school districts

Author: William A Fischel
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
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"In this provocative book, William Fischel argues that the historical development of school districts reflects Americans' desire to make their communities attractive to outsiders. The result has been a standardized, interchangeable system of education not overly demanding for either students or teachers, one that involved parents and local voters in its governance and finance. Innovative in its focus on bottom-up  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fischel, William A.
Making the grade.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009018813
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Fischel
OCLC Number: 748909796
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : mobility, property, and community --
Early American land policies and the marvelously efficient one-room school --
Explaining the school district consolidation movement --
"Will I see you in September?" : labor mobility and the standard school calendar --
The economic geography of school districts --
Education reforms and social capital in school districts.
Responsibility: William A. Fischel.


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