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AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION The education of young people in its schools is an immensely important factor in the forming and developing of any people or community. In America the public school system is considered by some to be the most ...
Author: John B. McDowell
Nothing gives a better insight into the culture of the nation than the nature and quality of its schools and the way of life which they inspire.
Higher education for American democracy: A report. Washington, DC: Author. Committee for Economic Development. (1985). Investing in our children: Business and the public schools. New York: Author. The common school system of the State ...
Author: Carl L. Bankston
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this volume, the authors argue that public education is a central part of American civil religion and, thus, gives us an unquestioning faith in the capacity of education to solve all of our social, economic, and political problems. The book traces the development of America's faith in public education from before the Civil War up to the present, exploring recent educational developments such as the No Child Left Behind legislation. The authors discuss how this faith in education often makes it difficult for Americans to think realistically about the capacities and limitations of public schooling. Bringing together history, politics, religion, sociology, and educational theory, this in-depth examination: raises fundamental questions about what education can accomplish for the citizens of the United States; points out that many supposedly opposing viewpoints on public education actually arise from the same root assumptions; exposes the gaps between our pursuit of equity in schools and what we really accomplish with students; looks at ways in which education can be organized to serve a diverse population.
Evaluation in the American Public School Evaluation of a program of any kind is an assessment of its worth and effectiveness in terms of basic objectives . Before undertaking a description of the evaluation process in the public ...
just like traditional public schools, the system of charter schools offers some excellent, many mediocre, and some poorly operated schools. America's charter schools face a controversial future. They are legally public schools, ...
Author: Casey D. Cobb
This work is part of a series that uses evidence-based documentation to examine the veracity of claims and beliefs about high-profile issues in American culture and politics. Each book in the Contemporary Debates series is intended to puncture rather than perpetuate myths that diminish our understanding of important policies and positions; to provide needed context for misleading statements and claims; and to confirm the factual accuracy of other assertions. This particular volume examines beliefs, claims, and myths about public and private K–12 education in the United States. Issues covered include categories of public and private schools and variations in academic performance and socioeconomic status therein; controversies surrounding school choice, including school vouchers and charter schools; accountability and assessment of private and public schools; debates about school environment, safety, and curricula; and teacher and administrator quality. All of these issues are examined in individualized entries, with objective responses grounded in up-to-date evidence.
Robert E. Stake, Evaluating Educational Programmes: The Need and the Response, (Paris: OECD, 1976); John M. Hunter and James W. Foley, Economic Problems of Latin America, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975); Robert W. McMeekin, Jr., ...
Petitioner contends that the action of the school board in bringing the eminent domain action and particularly in ... by will in the absence of a statute forbidding it than for so holding in favor of the United States of America.
Author: Jennifer L. HochschildPublish On: 2004-10-21
Because education in this country is delivered through school districts based on residence, and residence is based largely on wealth, the structure of schooling in America is inseparable from the structure of class.
Author: Jennifer L. Hochschild
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Examines desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class. The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism.
No, say defenders of faith-based schooling, and in another historical irony it is the victory of the Public School ... They point out that since public education is tax supported, rather than tuition based, all families in America, ...
Author: Steven L. Jones
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Considers the place of private schools in the larger story of American education