Reign of error : the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America's public schools by Ravitch, Diane.

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"From the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System; The Language Police ("Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating" --The New York Times); and the now-classic Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools--an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American public schools that argues persuasively against those who claim our public school system is broken, beyond repair, and obsolete; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the rising "privatization movement" draining students--and funding--from our public schools, a book that puts forth a detailed plan of what needs to happen to schools and with public policy to insure the survival of this American institution so basic to our democracy"--

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Table of Contents

  1. Our schools are at risk
  2. The context for corporate reform
  3. Who are the corporate reformers?
  4. The language of corporate reform
  5. The facts about test scores
  6. The facts about the achievement gap
  7. The facts about the international test scores
  8. The facts about high school graduation rates
  9. The facts about college graduation rates
  10. How poverty affects academic achievement
  11. The facts about teachers and test scores
  12. Why merit pay fails
  13. Do teachers need tenure and seniority?
  14. The problem with Teach For America
  15. The mystery of Michelle Rhee
  16. The contradictions of charters
  17. Trouble in e-land
  18. Parent trigger, parent tricker
  19. The failure of vouchers
  20. Schools don't improve if they are closed
  21. Solutions: start here
  22. Begin at the beginning
  23. The early years count
  24. The essentials of a good education
  25. Class size matters for teaching and learning
  26. Make charters work for all
  27. Wraparound services make a difference
  28. Measure knowledge and skills with care
  29. Strengthen the profession
  30. Protect democratic control of public schools
  31. The toxic mix
  32. Privatization of public education is wrong
  33. Conclusion: The pattern on the rug.

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264 1 |a New York :  |b Alfred A. Knopf,  |c 2013. 
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