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Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning

Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning

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by Paul E. Peterson

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ISBN-10: 0674062159

ISBN-13: 9780674062153

Pub. Date: 11/30/2011

Publisher: Harvard

Saving Schools traces the story of the rise, decline, and potential resurrection of American public schools through the lives and ideas of six mission-driven reformers: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Shanker, William Bennett, and James Coleman. Yet schools did not become the efficient, egalitarian, and high-quality educational

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Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only rated 1 * because it is lowest bad book
Booknut62 More than 1 year ago
Peterson's book is all about Saving Schools Hoover Institute style. In this book he basically bends educational history to the sacred tenets of the Hoover Institute, School vouchers and choice. He blames the decline of public education on an increasingly litigious society (the lawyers) and the liberal boogeymen (ACLU). He also blames the decline in public education on teacher unions who, according to his dictates, are only selfishly looking out for their interests. Another cause for the decline of American public education is the push for more funding when, just as it is decreed in Hoover Institute dictates: "Schools have enough money, they just don't spend it wisely." This book showed promise of having original ideas and thoughts in it, but instead you get the same old tired Hooverian arguments for what amounts to doing away with public education. I'm afraid this one will go to the yard sale table for 25 cents, if I can sell it for that much.