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

Ravitch, Diane. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780465014910 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: x, 283 pages ; 24cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked! how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- The transformation of district 2 -- 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.
Summary, etc.: Discusses how school choice, misapplied standards of accountability, the No Child Left Behind mandate, and the use of a corporate model have all led to a decline in public education and presents arguments for a return to strong neighborhood schools and quality teaching.
Subject: Public schools > United States.
Educational accountability > United States.
Educational tests and measurements > United States.
School choice > United States.

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