The American Dream and the Public Schools / Edition 1
  • The American Dream and the Public Schools / Edition 1
  • The American Dream and the Public Schools / Edition 1

The American Dream and the Public Schools / Edition 1

by Jennifer L. Hochschild, Nathan Scovronick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195176030

ISBN-13: 9780195176032

Pub. Date: 10/21/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies…  See more details below

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The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to succeed and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195176032
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/21/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
741,839
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1What Americans Want from Public Schools9
2School Desegregation28
3School Finance Reform52
4School Reform77
5Choice107
6Separation and Inclusion133
7Challenging the American Dream168
8Public Schools in the New America191
Notes202
References239
Index291

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