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Death and Life of the Great American School System How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

ISBN-10: 0465025579

ISBN-13: 9780465025572

Edition: 2011

Authors: Diane Ravitch

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
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.

Acknowledgments
What I Learned About School Reform
Hijacked! How the Standards Movement Turned Into the Testing Movement
The Transformation of District 2
Lessons from San Diego
The Business Model in New York City
NCLB: Measure and Punish
Choice: The Story of an Idea
The Trouble with Accountability
What Would Mrs. Ratliff Do?
The Billionaire Boys' Club
Lessons Learned
Epilogue: School and Society
Notes
Index