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Brown, Dave F
Why America's public schools are the best place for kids : reality vs. negative perceptions / Dave F. Brown
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LA217.2 .B78 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public schools -- United States
Education -- United States
Academic achievement -- United States
Physical Description xviii, 269 p. ; 23 cm
Summary "Despite measured success of American public schools, the media, politicians, and big business attack public schools and their teachers with inaccuracies that threaten the equal opportunities provided by public education. Research indicates that No Child Left Behind, charter schools, and vouchers do not improve students learning or help educators teach better. The book provide reasons to support American public schools and educators"--Provided by publisher
Contents Public schools: successful graduates -- Is the public school in your community a "good" school? -- How America's schools outshine other nations' schools -- The value of public school teachers -- Inaccuracies and absurdities delivered by the press, pundits, and politicians -- When government and big business get cozy: more lies and an expensive agenda -- Advantages of attending public schools -- Charter schools and vouchers: tax dollars down the drain -- No Child Left Behind: damaging public education -- Urban schools: more successful than we hear
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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