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America's Public Schools: From the Common School to
     

America's Public Schools: From the Common School to "No Child Left Behind"

by William J. Reese
 

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William J. Reese's history of public schools in America examines why citizens have repeatedly turned to the schools to improve society and how successive generations of reformers have tried to alter the curriculum and teaching practice to achieve their goals.

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William J. Reese's history of public schools in America examines why citizens have repeatedly turned to the schools to improve society and how successive generations of reformers have tried to alter the curriculum and teaching practice to achieve their goals.

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Sunday Times

A very good introductory survey for anyone who wants to learn more about American education.

Journal of American History

A superb history of our public schools, one that is clearly and colorfully written.

Paedagogica Historica

A brilliant contribution to the field.

Journal of Social History

Reese has delivered in one volume an analysis as synthetic, intelligent, and importantly, deeply engaged with the most enduring issues in popular education as we are likely to encounter for some time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421400167
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2011
Series:
The American Moment
Edition description:
updated edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

William J. Reese is the Carl F. Kaestle WARF Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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