Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling

Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling

by Ann Bastian, Colin Greer, Norm Fruchter, Marilyn Gittell

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This book presents the New World Foundation's arguments in the national debate over public school reform. The premises are that the excellence movement (the prevailing trend in school reform) ignores the needs of low income children, and that schools are becoming devalued as institutions for preparing students for citizenship in a democratic society. The authors examine the mission of schooling, debate what they consider to be myths of elitism, and analyze five citizen movements for democratic schooling. Recommendations include teaching support systems and increased power for parents, teachers, and community groups. The analyses are perceptive and the case is well stated. Shirley L. Hopkinson, Library & Information Science Div., California State Univ., San Jose

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