Defending Public Schools: The Nature and Limits of Standards Based Education and Assessment

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Defending Public Schools (Praeger Perspectives)
by E. Wayne Ross (Editor), David A. Gabbard (Editor), Kathleen R. Kesson (Editor), Kevin D. Vinson (Editor), Sandra Mathison (Editor) Review
“These volumes both summarize and provide detailed examples of how NCLB is affecting children, teachers, and communities…..Essential. All levels. Anyone interested in defending public schools.”–Choice

“Always thought-provoking and sometimes controversial, this balanced look at a vast and complicated system addresses upper-level undergraduates through faculty and is recommended for academic libraries or circulating collections.”–Library Journal

“Defending Public Schools is a four-volume set that does not have to be read all at once. With that caveat in mind, the set is valuable in total also allows the busy administrator to read sections of the books on an as-needed basis.”–The School Administrator

“The articles of this four-volume work present an urgent and sobering case for the destructive impact on American education of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act.”–Reference & Research Book News

“This timely series critically addresses the educational debates resulting from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. From the perspective of national security to classroom assessment, the series analyzes the impact of this revolutionary legislation and other current educational proposals on democratic schooling and classroom practices. A thumbs up to the editors for their careful work in assembling this great series.” – Joel Spring, Professor Queens College City University of New York

“A collection for learning how the attacks on public education are being waged–and how to plan a defense against those that would destroy our educational system.” – David C. Berliner, Regents’ Professor Arizona State University

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