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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date June 28, 2016
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Edition 3 rev exp
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465036585
ISBN-10 0465036589
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.99
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An urgent case for protecting public education, from one of America's best-known education experts

In this landmark book, Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of education and 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, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, the Common Core, standardized testing, the replacement of teachers by technology, charter schools, and vouchers. 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, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril and includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools.

The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.



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3 rev exp edition from Basic Books (June 28, 2016)
9780465036585 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.99
About: An urgent case for protecting public education, from one of America's best-known education expertsIn this landmark book, Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum - examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated.
Rev exp edition from Basic Books (November 1, 2011)
9780465025572 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.99
Miscellaneous
from Basic Books (November 1, 2011)
9780465028214 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.99

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