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School : The Story of American Public Education

ISBN-10: 0807042218
ISBN-13: 9780807042212
Edition: 2002
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Description: "[An] exemplary, thoroughly readable account." - Publishers Weekly "This book takes you through the history of how the idea of public education began, to where we are right now. . . . It's so beautifully done, judiciously done, and I'm really  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

"[An] exemplary, thoroughly readable account." - Publishers Weekly "This book takes you through the history of how the idea of public education began, to where we are right now. . . . It's so beautifully done, judiciously done, and I'm really proud to help it along." - Meryl Streep Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today's reforms challenge our forebears' notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today? This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.

Foreword
Introduction
1770-1900 The Common School
The Educated Citigen
1900-1950 As American As Public School
"You Are an American"
1950-1980 Separate and Unequal
"Why Don't You Go to School with Us?"
1980-2000 The Bottom Line
A nation at Risk?
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index
Photo Credits
Film Credits

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