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New Schools for a New Century The Redesign of Urban Education

ISBN-10: 0300078749

ISBN-13: 9780300078749

Edition: 1999

Authors: Diane Ravitch, Joseph P. Viteritti

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Though realistic about the political and institutional obstacles to meaningful change, contributors foresee the demise of the 'one size fits all' approach to school - envisioning a system which is dynamic, diverse, performance-based and accountable.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
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.

Preface
Introduction
New York: The Obsolete Factory
The Charter School Movement
Contracting in Public Education
Lessons in School Reform from the Edison Project
School Choice in Milwaukee
Catholic Lessons for Public Schools
Chicago School Reform
Successful School-Based Management: A Lesson for Restructuring Urban Schools
The Politics of Change
Somebody's Children: Educational Opportunity for All American Children
Notes
List of Contributors
Index