Schoolhouse burning : public education and the assault on American democracy (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Schoolhouse burning : public education and the assault on American democracy

Author: Derek W Black
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"We are in the midst of a full-scale attack on our nation's commitment to public education. From funding, to vouchers, to charter schools, public education policy has become a political football, rather than a means of fulfilling the most basic obligation of government to its citizens. As Derek W. Black illustrates, this assault threatens not just public education, but democracy itself. Black offers both an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek W Black
ISBN: 9781541788442 1541788443
OCLC Number: 1135570810
Description: vii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The current crisis --
A nation founded on education --
Education as freedom --
Reconstruction : a national recommitment to education and democracy --
A constitutional chorus for the right to education --
The fall --
The second reconstruction --
The civil rights backlash --
Rediscovering the constitutional right to education --
Through history's eyes --
Final thoughts.
Other Titles: School house burning
Responsibility: Derek W. Black.

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A stirring and passionate defense of the central importance of public education to American democracy, vividly illustrating how the forces of reaction are chipping away at a constitutional right.  Read more...

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