A Primer on America's Schools

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In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.
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Overview

In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817999414
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry M. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 education, and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is an expert on educational policy, U.S. political institutions, and organization theory. His current research projects are concerned with school choice, public bureaucracy, and the presidency.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Introduction
Ch. 1 American Traditions of Education 1
Ch. 2 The System 15
Ch. 3 Achievement in American Schools 43
Ch. 4 Spending on Schools 69
Ch. 5 If Families Matter Most, Where Do Schools Come In? 89
Ch. 6 Getting Better Teachers - and Treating Them Right 127
Ch. 7 Teachers Unions and the Public Schools 151
Ch. 8 Curriculum and Competence 185
Ch. 9 Standards and Accountability 205
Ch. 10 Choice in American Education 249
Ch. 11 What Is Public about Public Education? 285
Index 317
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