The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education
Basic Books, 02.03.2010 - 283 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 AmericaÕs best-known education experts.
Diane RavitchÑformer assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculumÑexamines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques todayÕs most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril.
Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving AmericaÕs schools:
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - norinrad10 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - ohernaes - LibraryThing
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
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