School: The Story of American Public Education

School: The Story of American Public Education

ISBN-10:
0807042218
ISBN-13:
9780807042212
Pub. Date:
08/28/2002
Publisher:
Beacon Press
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School: The Story of American Public Education

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807042212
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 81,499
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

ForewordIX
Introduction1
Part 11770-1900 The Common School11
The Educated Citigen19
Part 21900-1950 As American As Public School63
"You Are an American"71
Part 31950-1980 Separate and Unequal123
"Why Don't You Go to School with Us?"131
Part 41980-2000 The Bottom Line173
A nation at Risk?183
Acknowledgments215
Bibliography219
About the Authors223
Index225
Photo Credits237
Film Credits241

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.