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School Reform

ISBN-10: 073774782X

ISBN-13: 9780737747829

Edition: 2011

Authors: Noah Berlatsky

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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
What Are the Politics of School Reform?
Chapter Preface
No Child Left Behind Is a Good Law
No Child Left Behind Is a Bad Law
The Race to the Top Program Will Transform Education
The Race to the Top Program Will Probably Fail
Illinois School Funding Must Be More Equitable to Help Poorer Schools
Deep Tax Cuts and Less Spending Would Improve All Illinois Schools
Teachers' Unions Block School Reform
Teachers' Unions Do Not Block School Reform
Periodical Bibliography
What Role Should Standardized Tests Play in Evaluating Students?
Chapter Preface
Standardized Tests Are Needed to Measure Student Achievement
Standardized Tests Must Be Redesigned
Standardized Tests Alone Should Not Be Used to Evaluate Students
Standardized Tests Are Unfair and Harmful
Standardized Tests in English Are Unfair to ESL Students
Standardized Tests Should Be Given in English to ESL Students
Periodical Bibliography
What Role Should Testing Play in Evaluating Teachers and Schools?
Chapter Preface
Student Test Scores Should Be Part of Teacher Evaluation
Teachers Should Not Be Evaluated Using Student Test Scores
Teacher-Training Program Evaluations Should Be Based on Student Test Scores
Teacher-Training Program Evaluation Cannot Be Based on Student Test Scores
Failing Schools Should Be Closed
Failing Schools Should Not Be Closed
Labeling Schools as Failing Is Unhelpful and Unfair
Periodical Bibliography
What Role Should School Choice Play in School Reform?
Chapter Preface
Vouchers Help Students Get a Better Education
Vouchers Do Little to Improve Individual Student Achievement
School Vouchers Help to Reform Public Schools
School Vouchers Alone Cannot Reform Public Schools
Charter Schools Help Students
The Success of Charter Schools Is Exaggerated
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index