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Race to the bottom : corporate school reform and the future of public education

Author: Michael V McGill
Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did the country that invented the modern public school end up embracing policies that weaken it? What alternatives are there to current corporate reform policies? How can we give America's children an education that will truly prepare them and our nation for the challenges of tomorrow? In Race to the Bottom, McGill successfully traces the emergence of corporate reform and describes how its tenets run counter to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael V McGill
ISBN: 9780807756379 0807756377
OCLC Number: 898419626
Description: x, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The state of education --
A brief history (1787-2000) --
Test wars and the empire strikes back (2001) --
The triumph of corporate reform (2001-2014) --
Grading corporate reform --
Charter schooling --
Faith in education --
Education for democracy --
The problem of teaching --
A learning community --
World-class learning --
Beyond corporate education --
Stop the madness.
Other Titles: Corporate school reform and the future of public education
Responsibility: Michael V. McGill.

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Traces the emergence of corporate reform and describes how its tenets run counter to what the author believes are the key elements of a high-quality education. Showing how strong leaders working with  Read more...

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