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Race to the bottom : corporate school reform and the future of public education

McGill, Michael V. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library LA 217.2 .M34 2015 30775305527005 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807756379
  • ISBN: 0807756377
  • ISBN: 9780807773703
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 181 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The state of education -- A brief history (1787-2000) -- Test wars and the empire strikes back (2001) -- The triumph of corporate reform (2001-2014) -- Grading corporate reform -- Charter schooling -- Faith in education -- Education for democracy -- The problem of teaching -- A learning community -- World-class learning -- Beyond corporate education -- Stop the madness.
Summary, etc.: "How did the country that invented the modern public school end up embracing policies that weaken it? What alternatives are there to current corporate reform policies? How can we give America's children an education that will truly prepare them and our nation for the challenges of tomorrow? In Race to the Bottom, McGill successfully traces the emergence of corporate reform and describes how its tenets run counter to what he believes are the key elements of a high-quality education. McGill draws from a wealth of experience as a school superintendent for over 40 years, including his tenure in Scarsdale during the 2001 district-wide boycott of New York State standardized tests. Showing how strong leaders working with teachers and the community have been able to strengthen schools, the author offers a model of school reform that will prepare students for a 21st century"-- Back cover.
Subject: Educational change United States
Education Standards United States
Public schools United States
Charter schools United States
Privatization in education United States
Business and education United States
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