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

by Jennifer L. Hochschild, Nathan Scovronick
     
 

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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 designed to

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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:
818,569
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

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

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