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The Resource The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education, Diane Ravitch

The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education, Diane Ravitch

Label
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education
Title
The death and life of the great American school system
Title remainder
how testing and choice are undermining education
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ravitch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education, 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. A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, this work is a radical change of heart from one of America's best known education experts. The author, a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum, examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, she critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, she makes the case that public education today is in peril. She includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen ; devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning ; expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools ; pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores ; encourage family involvement in education from an early age. This book is an analysis of the state of play of the American education system
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ravitch, Diane
Dewey number
379.1
Index
index present
LC call number
LA217.2
LC item number
.R38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • School choice
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Public schools
  • School choice
  • United States
  • Onderwijsvernieuwing
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Öffentliche Schule
  • Bildungssystem
  • Bildungspolitik
  • Schulreform
  • USA
  • Bildungspolitik
  • Schulreform
  • Utbildning
  • Public schools
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • School choice
  • Skolor
  • Kunskapsprov
  • Utbildningsval
  • Public schools
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • School choice
Label
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education, Diane Ravitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked!: how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- The transformation of district -- Lessons from San Diego -- The business model in New York City -- NCLB: measure and punish -- Choice: the story of an idea -- The trouble with accountability -- What would Mrs. Ratliff do? -- The billionaire boys' club -- Lessons learned
Control code
ocn435418514
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780465014910
Lccn
2009050406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465014910
  • (OCoLC)435418514
Label
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education, Diane Ravitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked!: how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- The transformation of district -- Lessons from San Diego -- The business model in New York City -- NCLB: measure and punish -- Choice: the story of an idea -- The trouble with accountability -- What would Mrs. Ratliff do? -- The billionaire boys' club -- Lessons learned
Control code
ocn435418514
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780465014910
Lccn
2009050406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465014910
  • (OCoLC)435418514

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