Class Warfare Besieged Schools, Bewildered Parents, Betrayed Kids and the Attack on Excellence

ISBN-10: 1893554538
ISBN-13: 9781893554535
Edition: 2002
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Description: This book offers a first-hand account of the Great American Education War being waged from coast to coast, including the reading wars, maths wars, testing wars, and other schoolyard scuffles reported almost daily by the nation's media. Martin  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 12/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This book offers a first-hand account of the Great American Education War being waged from coast to coast, including the reading wars, maths wars, testing wars, and other schoolyard scuffles reported almost daily by the nation's media. Martin Rochester takes the reader on a field trip that begins with his own upper-middle class suburban school district in St Louis and then moves on to inner-city locales and some of the best private schools, in showing how 'pack pedagogy' has steamrollered parent resistance in promoting disasters such as whole-language, fuzzy maths, multiple intelligence theory, teacher-as-coach, the therapeutic classroom, and all the other latest fads found in today's schools. Rochester concludes that all children are being victimised, not only the most gifted, but especially 'average' students and those lower achieving kids whose needs are now supposedly driving the entire curriculum.

How I Became a Soldier in the Great American Education War
What's Nutty About Contemporary K--12 Education, in a Nutshell
For Whom the School Bell Tolls: The Clash Between Excellence and Equity
Are the Three Stooges Really Geniuses in Disguise?
The Therapeutic Classroom
Basic Training in the Three R's
The Teacher as Coach
A Modest Proposal for a Cease-Fire
Notes
Index

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