Items related to The Death and Life of the Great American School System:...

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

4.05 avg rating
( 5,477 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780465036585: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
An urgent case for protecting public education, from one of America's best-known education experts
In this landmark book, 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, the Common Core, standardized testing, the replacement of teachers by technology, charter schools, and vouchers. 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 and includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools.
The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the former Assistant Secretary of Education and a former member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federal testing program. The author of ten books, including Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. Ravitch lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Review:
"Ms. Ravitch...writes with enormous authority and common sense."―New York Times

"In an age when almost everybody has an opinion about schools, Ravitch's name must be somewhere near the top of the Rolodex of every serious education journalist in this country."―Nation

"Ms. Ravitch [is] the country's soberest, most history-minded education expert."―Wall Street Journal

"Ravitch's hopeful vision is of a national curriculum--she's had enough of fly-by-night methods and unchallenging requirements. She's impatient with education that is not personally transformative. She believes there is experience and knowledge of art, literature, history, science, and math that every public school graduate should have."―Christian Science Monitor

"The book intelligently and readably addresses today's education controversies, using a combination of anecdotes, case studies, and statistics.... [I]t's a must-read for education policymakers at all levels of government."―National Review

"Ravitch's critique is an essential one--passionate, well considered and completely logical."―Time Magazine

"Diane Ravitch is arguably our leading historian of primary and secondary education."
Andrew Delbanco, New York Review of Books


"Ravitch is our best living historian of education. In my view she is the best ever."―Jay Matthews, WashingtonPost.com

"The book that follows is, if not a mea culpa, perhaps something more valuable--a fiercely argued manifesto against fads in education reform and for public schools, and the teachers and students who inhabit them."―Boston Globe

"The Death and Life of the Great American School System may yet inspire a lot of high-level rethinking."―Los Angeles Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52GZZZ00CB15_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
OceanwaveBooks
(Newbury Park, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. New Condition.Clean crisp tight copy, no marks or tears. Email Notification. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # mcl221126055

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Soft Cover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780465036585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0465036589-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00TR1R_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00W12Z_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00WIC7_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00STN0_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00TPQB_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ravitch, Diane
Published by Basic Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 0465036589 ISBN 13: 9780465036585
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
First Coast Books
(Eatonton, GA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. New. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # 120121034

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book