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School: The Story of American Public Education (edition 2002)

by Sarah Mondale

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Title:School: The Story of American Public Education
Authors:Sarah Mondale
Info:Beacon Press (2002), Edition: 1, Paperback, 243 pages
Collections:Your library, For School
Tags:education, history

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This is an excellent book that I had as a textbook for a college course about education. The book follows a PBS special and gives the history behind education (in general.) The text is easy to follow and the pictures are appropriate. The book really tells the "story" of education (rather than being bland and just giving facts.) ( )
  Joles | May 29, 2008 |
Good overview of the history of public education in the United States, but short on details and specifics. However, very good overview of recent trends like charter schools, vouchers, and privatization. ( )
  jaimelesmaths | Feb 20, 2007 |
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Bernard, Sheila CurranNarrativemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, James D.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cuban, LarryIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaestle, Carl F.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patton, Sarah B.Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ravitch, DianeIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Streep, MerylForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today's reforms challenge our forebears' notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today?

This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.

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Published to coincide with the PBS special on public education, this collection of writings by the nation's most renowned historians of education chronicles the story of America's grand experiment in public education.

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