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Ravitch, Diane
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education / Diane Ravitch
Alternate Title American school system
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LA217.2 .R38 2010    AVAILABLE
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 379.73 RAV    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public schools -- United States
Educational accountability -- United States
Educational tests and measurements -- United States
School choice -- United States
Educational change -- United States
Physical Description x, 283 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
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
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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