America Goes to School: Law, Reform, and Crisis in Public Education / Edition 1

America Goes to School: Law, Reform, and Crisis in Public Education / Edition 1

by Robert M. Hardaway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275949516

ISBN-13: 9780275949518

Pub. Date: 04/30/1995

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the book reveals

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This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the book reveals areas in which public education might reduce administrative overhead, eliminate internal segregation of students, and provide a safe and disciplined learning environment. Also suggested are ways in which public schools might learn from the experience and traditions of the past, including the essential elements of learning in the one-room schoolhouse and the integration of students of different ages. The role of the judiciary is critically reviewed, as well as Supreme Court decisions in the areas of racial discrimination, school discipline, bilingual education, special education, and school financing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275949518
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1770L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The State of Public Education

Public and Private Education

The Reform Movements

The Origins of Public Education

The Legacy of Racial Discrimination

Alternative Methods of Segregation: Bilingual and Special Education

School Violence and the Crisis in Due Process

Public School Financing and the Issue of Inequality

Conclusion: Can Our Public Schools Be Saved?

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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