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McAdams, Richard P
Exploring the myths and realities of today's schools : a candid review of the challenges educators face / Richard P. McAdams
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LA217.2 .M391 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public schools -- United States
Education -- United States
Physical Description xiii, 197 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196)
Contents Teachers: the heart of the matter -- Daily life of a teacher -- Demographic changes and student achievement -- The impact of teacher unions -- The myth of merit pay -- School charters, vouchers, and privatization -- The legal tangle in education -- Curriculum and instruction: the what and how of schooling -- Students then and now -- The parent factor -- The limits of local control -- School boards -- The superintendent: CEO of the school district -- The critical role of the school principal -- Special education and other special services -- School finance -- Schools as organizations -- International comparisons -- Final exam

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