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The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it / Natalie Wexler.

Wexler, Natalie (auhtor.).
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  • 10 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 372.6 WEX (Text) 34044000990877 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 372.6 WEX (Text) 36803001097992 NONFIC Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 372.6 WEXL (Text) 39213000876304 New Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 372.6.c Wexler, Natalie (Text) 78294000272391 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 372.6 WEX (Text) 39970000621705 NF Checked out 09/04/2019
Jay Co PL - Portland 372.6 W545 (Text) 76383000470139 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 372.6 WEXLER (Text) 34330513351008 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 09/03/2019
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 372.6 WEX (Text) 37323005507960 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 372.6 WEX (Text) 78551000542932 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 372.6 WEXL (Text) 39231033569266 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780735213555
  • ISBN: 0735213550
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multi-generational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Language arts (Elementary) > United States.
Education, Elementary > Curricula > United States.
Educational change > United States.
Children with social disabilities > Education (Elementary) > United States.
Poor children > Education (Elementary) > United States.

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