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The Resource Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education, John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch

Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education, John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch

Label
Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education
Title
Fear and learning in America
Title remainder
Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education
Statement of responsibility
John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this moving account, 'America's Superintendent' John Kuhn lays bare the scare tactics at the root of the modern school 'reform' movement. Kuhn conveys a deeply held passion for the mission and promise of public education through his own experience as a school administrator in Texas. When his 'Alamo Letter' first appeared in the Washington Post, it galvanized the educational community in a call to action that was impossible to ignore. This powerful book requires us to question whether the current education crisis will be judged by history as a legitimate national emergency or an agenda-driven panic, spurred on by a media that is, for the most part, uninterested in anything but useless soundbites. Essential reading for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and everyone concerned with public education, Fear and Learning in America: Analyzes school reform from the perspective of a practicing school administrator who isn't sold on the corporate reform package; Places school reform in the historical context of similar episodes of national hand-wringing; Offers encouragement and appreciation to classroom teachers who are exhausted by the vilification that modern school reform has served up."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhn, John
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
LA217.2
LC item number
.K84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The teaching for social justice series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • Educational change
  • Education
  • Educational equalization
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Educational equalization
  • Public schools
  • United States
Label
Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education, John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An unlikely activist -- Scaring America -- Standardized junk science -- Superteachers, miracles, and destructive idealism -- The educational dark ages I : Ignorance -- The educational dark ages II : Mendacity -- Why we don't fix things -- Compounding poverty with inequity -- The prescription has failed -- Appendix : A layperson's guide for involved teachers, students, and parents
Control code
866800008
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780807772775
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2013043346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866800008
Label
Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education, John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An unlikely activist -- Scaring America -- Standardized junk science -- Superteachers, miracles, and destructive idealism -- The educational dark ages I : Ignorance -- The educational dark ages II : Mendacity -- Why we don't fix things -- Compounding poverty with inequity -- The prescription has failed -- Appendix : A layperson's guide for involved teachers, students, and parents
Control code
866800008
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780807772775
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2013043346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866800008

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