School: The Story of American Public Educationby Sarah Mondale, Meryl Streep
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today's reforms challenge our forebears' notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today?
This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.
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Table of Contents
|Part 1||1770-1900 The Common School||11|
|The Educated Citigen||19|
|Part 2||1900-1950 As American As Public School||63|
|"You Are an American"||71|
|Part 3||1950-1980 Separate and Unequal||123|
|"Why Don't You Go to School with Us?"||131|
|Part 4||1980-2000 The Bottom Line||173|
|A nation at Risk?||183|
|About the Authors||223|
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Look at the subject first. This is one of kind book on Public Education in The US. It tells the story on how it got started, the present, and the future of it. The story was great and the pictures were great I'm glad read this because its never too late to learn things about our schools. This book souldn't be under education it should under history because I feel everyone should read, wheter public, catholic, private, or home school.