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Trapped in mediocrity : why our schools aren't world-class and what we can do about it /

Main Author: Baird, Katherine, 1958-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
Contents: A historical and comparative perspective on the United State's educational system -- Just how low are our educational standards? -- The consequences of low expectations on student effort -- Low standards compromise higher education's mission -- Reduced productivity and increased wage disparities -- Low standards harm those we think are helped -- The tyranny of too many voices or "too many cooks spoil the broth" -- Exit, voice and the "something for everyone" curriculum -- Soft America meets hard America: the perceived high costs and low benefits of high expectations -- Getting from here to there.
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