Reign Of Error: The Hoax Of The Privatization Movement And The Danger To America's Public Schools
  • Reign Of Error: The Hoax Of The Privatization Movement And The Danger To America's Public Schools
  • Reign Of Error: The Hoax Of The Privatization Movement And The Danger To America's Public Schools
  • Reign Of Error: The Hoax Of The Privatization Movement And The Danger To America's Public Schools
ISBN: 0385350880
EAN13: 9780385350884
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 17, 2013
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.3" L x 6.7" W
Weight: 1.7 lbs.
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From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, whistle-blower extraordinaire (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (Important and riveting--Library Journal), The Language Police (Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating--The New York Times), and other notable books on education history and policy--an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
​In Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch argues that the crisis in American education is not a crisis of academic achievement but a concerted effort to destroy public schools in this country. She makes clear that, contrary to the claims being made, public school test scores and graduation rates are the highest they've ever been, and dropout rates are at their lowest point.

​She argues that federal programs such as George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind and Barack Obama's Race to the Top set unreasonable targets for American students, punish schools, and result in teachers being fired Read More chevron_right

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