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    The Death and Life of the Great American School System

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    • Jeff Wachter

      Death and Life of the Great American School System, by Diane Ravitch. Read a great op-ed by her a couple months back that led immediately to this being added to my "to read" list.

    • Lindsay Bazz

      Support Public Schools: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education: Diane Ravitch: 9780465025572: Amazon.com: Books

    • Rhonda Miller

      *The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education*

    • Stephanie Llamas

      "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education" by Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Diane Ravitch (2010)

    • Jessica Haralson

      "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" by Diane Ravitch. A critique of the corporate model currently en vogue in US public education and the charter school system. As a charter school graduate myself, I really want to check this out.

    • Keith Engelhardt

      A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts..

    • NPR Pins

      Diane Ravitch's Death and Life of the Great American School System is a scathing report card of U.S. education. The former assistant secretary of education hands down a withering critique of the nation's schooling efforts — from charter schools, to No Child Left Behind, to Teach for America.

    • Paul Faircloth

      The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. A great book by Diane Ravitch about charter schools and the nation's obsession with testing.

    • Sonya Sustacek

      "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education" by Diane Ravitch -- A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America’s schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen.

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