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Will Standards Save Public Education?
By Deborah Meier and Joshua Cohen (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Beacon Pr
Publication date April 24, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807004418
ISBN-10 0807004413
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Somewhere. . . there is a place of sanity where education is intense and substantive. . . . It's in that place that Deborah Meier has been working all these years. Her voice conveys a life of struggle in the front lines-victories and losses, hopes and disappointments. . . . It's a voice our nation needs to hear. --Jonathan Kozol, from the Foreword

Acclaimed educator Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure, Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens-including teachers-from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy.

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