Will Standards Save Public Education?

Will Standards Save Public Education Somewhere there is a place of sanity where education is intense and substantive It s in that place that Deborah Meier has been working all these years Her voice conveys a life of struggle in the front

  • Title: Will Standards Save Public Education?
  • Author: Deborah Meier Jonathan Kozol Joel Rogers Joshua Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780807004418
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • Somewhere there is a place of sanity where education is intense and substantive It s in that place that Deborah Meier has been working all these years Her voice conveys a life of struggle in the front lines victories and losses, hopes and disappointments It s a voice our nation needs to hear Jonathan Kozol, from the ForewordAcclaimed educator DeborahSomewhere there is a place of sanity where education is intense and substantive It s in that place that Deborah Meier has been working all these years Her voice conveys a life of struggle in the front lines victories and losses, hopes and disappointments It s a voice our nation needs to hear Jonathan Kozol, from the ForewordAcclaimed educator Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests While others have criticized standards and what they measure, Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens including teachers from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities As a result, young people can t learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns A civic treasure A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache Robert Pinsky

    One thought on “Will Standards Save Public Education?”

    1. A book to 'see the other side' - essays from folks who are pretty pro-standards yet consider themselves 'liberal' or 'progressive'. Short, but not that good.

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