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Final Test The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools

ISBN-10: 1595580263

ISBN-13: 9781595580269

Edition: 2005

Authors: Peter Schrag

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An in-depth look at "the brave new world of school finance" (Education Week) and the latest struggle for equality in public education. "Final Test" describes a powerful new movement that has emerged across America in recent years to bridge the wide gap still separating the achievement of African American and Latino students from their white and Asian counterparts more than half a century after "Brown v. Board." In the past fifteen years, scholars, judges, and advocates for poor children have begun to develop a progressive approach to education in which public policies and funding are based on calculations of "adequacy"--what it actually takes in teachers, books, facilities, and other resources to educate each child. While Schrag explains the legal and legislative battles for reform with great insight and clarity, he also never loses sight of the human side of the story, "describing in poignant detail the impact of funding inequities on individual students and why 'money matters' in rectifying educational inadequacies" (Advocacy Center for Children's Educational Success with Standards). As the "California Journal" raved, "few writers can translate complex ideas into compelling nonfiction like Peter Schrag."
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Peter Schrag,for many years the editorial page editor and later a weekly columnist for theSacramento Bee,currently contributes toThe Nation, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times,and other publications. He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of several books, includingParadise LostandCalifornia: America's High-Stakes Experiment(both from UC Press) andFinal Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools.Peter Schrag is the 2010 winner of the Carey McWilliams Award from the California Studies Association.