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Reign of error : the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America's public schools /

"From the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System; The... Full description

Main Author: Ravitch, Diane.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition.
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Contents: Our schools are at risk --The context for corporate reform --Who are the corporate reformers? --The language of corporate reform --The facts about test scores --The facts about the achievement gap --The facts about the international test scores --The facts about high school graduation rates --The facts about college graduation rates --How poverty affects academic achievement --The facts about teachers and test scores --Why merit pay fails --Do teachers need tenure and seniority? --The problem with Teach For America --The mystery of Michelle Rhee --The contradictions of charters --Trouble in e-land --Parent trigger, parent tricker --The failure of vouchers --Schools don't improve if they are closed --Solutions: start here --Begin at the beginning --The early years count --The essentials of a good education --Class size matters for teaching and learning --Make charters work for all --Wraparound services make a difference --Measure knowledge and skills with care --Strengthen the profession --Protect democratic control of public schools --The toxic mix --Privatization of public education is wrong --Conclusion: The pattern on the rug.
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