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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. (Author).
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Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 370.973 RAV (Text) 78551000527976 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0465036589
  • ISBN: 9780465036585
  • Physical Description: xliv, 354 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-335) 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 -- Epilogue: School and society.
Summary, etc.: Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
Subject: Public schools > United States
Educational accountability > United States
Educational tests and measurements > United States
School choice > United States
Educational change > United States

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