No topic sparks an argument faster among the American public, even with relatively apolitical people, than how their children are taught. In schools across the country, school boards, parents, teachers, and students themselves debate issues ranging from charter schools, to the first amendment rights of students, to the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind Act. School districts in Georgia and Pennsylvania have seen battles over the teaching of evolution; places as diverse as Colorado, Washington, and Kentucky have had debates over how best to protect children while at school. Battleground: Schools provides an in-depth, balanced overview of these controversial topics and enables teachers, students, and their parents to better understand the foundations of these conflicts.
About the Author
Sandra Mathison is Professor of Education at the University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
E. Wayne Ross is Professor, Dept. of Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is the General Editor of the four-volume Defending Public Schools, and Co-General Editor of the four-volume series Race, Ethnicity and Education.