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Author Ravitch, Diane.

Title The death and life of the great American school system [OverDrive electronic resource] : how testing and choice are undermining education / Diane Ravitch.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 283 pages)
Summary Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271) and index.
Contents What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- The transformation of District 2 -- Lessons from San Diego -- The business model in New York City -- NCLB [No Child Left Behind] : measure and punish -- Choice : the story of an idea -- The trouble with accountability -- What would Mrs. Ratliff do? -- The billionaire boys' club -- Lessons learned.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Public schools -- United States.
Educational accountability -- United States.
Educational tests and measurements -- United States.
School choice -- United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ravitch, Diane. Death and life of the great American school system. New York : Basic Books, c2010 9780465014910 (DLC) 2009050406 (OCoLC)435418514
ISBN 9780465021086 (ebook)
0465021085 (ebook)
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SRP 2011 X
October 14 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: A long-time education policy maker, Ravitch describes why she has changed her opinions on most current education policy. She decries the focus on process over curriculum. Unfortunately she's swimming against the current tide, and it's difficult to conceive of a more rational approach to educating our young people.
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