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Title:
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education
Author:
Ravitch, Diane.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Basic Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
x, 283 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Language:
English
Contents:
What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- transformation of District 2 -- Lessons from San Diego -- business model in New York City -- NCLB [No Child Left Behind] : measure and punish -- Choice : the story of an idea -- trouble with accountability -- What would Mrs. Ratliff do? -- billionaire boys' club -- Lessons learned.
ISBN:
9780465014910
Format :
Book