The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 476 Seiten
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of educati...

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I decided to go back and reread this one and I'm glad I did. Diane sums succinctly how we got here. With the recent appointment of Betsy Devos to Secretary of Education the history in this book ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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What is wrong with American schools? Apparently, measurements become goals and people are not aware of their limitations, and so we might be better off without the measurements in the first place ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Turned Into the Testing Movement
24
The Transformation of District 2
51
Lessons from San Diego
76
The Business Modelin New York City
111
NCLB Measure and Punish
150
Choice The Story of an Idea
181
What Would Mrs Ratliff Do? 238 CHAPTER EIGHT The Trouble with Accountability
269
The Billionaire Boys Club
313
Lessons Learned
360
Notes
393
Back Cover Material
460
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