Left Back A Century of Battles over School Reform

ISBN-10: 0743203267

ISBN-13: 9780743203265

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Diane Ravitch

List price: $32.99 Buy it from $6.83
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

For the past one hundred years, Americans have argued and worried about the quality of their schools. Some charged that students were not learning enough, while others complained that the schools were not furthering social progress. In Left Back,education historian Diane Ravitch describes this ongoing battle of ideas and explains why school reform has so often disappointed. She recounts grandiose efforts to use the schools for social engineering, even while those efforts diminished the schools' ability to provide a high-quality education for all children. By illuminating the history of education in the twentieth century, Left Backpoints the way to reviving American schools today.
Used Starting from $16.89
New Starting from $27.23
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Diane Ravitchis Research Professor of Education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. President Clinton appointed her to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees federal testing. She is the author or editor of over twenty books, includingThe Language PoliceandLeft Back, and her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. A native of Houston, Ravitch graduated from the Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Introduction
The Educational Ladder
A Fork in the Road
The Age of the Experts IQ
Testing: ""This Brutal Pessimism""
Instead of the Academic Curriculum
On the Social Frontier
The Public Schools Respond Dissidents and Critics
The Great Meltdown
The Sixties
In Search of Standards
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×