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Tells It Like it is about NCLB, and backs it up with research
Great book--Powell traces the history of public education in the United States, and shows how the rhetoric of public policy has shaped the way the government has manipulated the ways in which children have been been taught throughout out history. Starting with court cases in the late 19th Century and looking at the parallels of public education and public policy through Brown v. Topeka, H.G. Rickover linking education with the "Red Scare", LBJ's Title programs, 1980's "A Nation at Risk", and ending with today's fallacious No Child Left Behind Act. Powell's in-depth rhetorical analysis shows that despite the act's name, many children are being left behind.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book contains scholarly research and is intended for a scholarly audience, though general interest readers might also find it of interest. 5 stars.