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City Schools: Lessons from New York

City Schools: Lessons from New York

by Diane Ravitch
     
 

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City Schools brings together a distinguished group of researchers and educators for an in-depth look at the nation's largest school system. Topics covered include the changing demographics of city schools, the impending teacher shortage, reading instruction, special education, bilingual education, school governance, charter schools, choice, school finance

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City Schools brings together a distinguished group of researchers and educators for an in-depth look at the nation's largest school system. Topics covered include the changing demographics of city schools, the impending teacher shortage, reading instruction, special education, bilingual education, school governance, charter schools, choice, school finance reform, and the role of teacher unions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801863417
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.24(d)

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Kenneth Wong

This major contribution to the current literature serves two important objectives. First, it treats the educational problems of New York City as structural challenges common to all urban districts. Second, it introduces practices and issues that have long been overlooked in the debate on school reform. This volume will attract widespread attention in both the academic and the policy communities.

Meet the Author

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor in the School of Education at New York University and holds the Herman and George R. Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution. She was an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education, and she serves on the National Assessment Governing Board. Her publications include Learning from the Past: What History Teaches Us about School Reform; and The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805-1973, both available from Johns Hopkins, and Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms (forthcoming). Joseph P. Viteritti is Research Professor of Public Administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has served as a special assistant to the chancellor of the New York City public school system and as a senior advisor to the school superintendents in Boston and San Francisco. His publications include Across the River: Politics and Education in the City and Choosing Equality: School Choice, the Constitution, and Civil Society. The editors co-chair the Program on Education and Civil Society at New York University.

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