American Dream and the Public Schools
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Description: The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to succeed and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|What Americans Want from Public Schools|
|School Finance Reform|
|Separation and Inclusion|
|Challenging the American Dream|
|Public Schools in the New America|