Our Schools and Our Future Are We Still at Risk?: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education

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This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.
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Overview

This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.
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Paul E. Peterson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task force on K-12 Education. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and the director of the Program on Education, Policy and Governance at Harvard University. His current research interests include educational policy, federalism, and urban policy, and he is currently evaluating the effectiveness of school voucher plans around the country.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Preface
Findings and Recommendations 3
1 A Historic Document 25
2 Little Gain in Student Achievement 39
3 What Has Changed and What Has Not 73
4 Minority Children at Risk 111
5 The Importance of School Quality 141
6 The Politics of the Status Quo 177
7 Teacher Reform Gone Astray 211
8 The Curricular Smorgasbord 239
9 Neglecting the Early Grades 281
10 Real Accountability 305
11 Real Choice 329
Index 363
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