School: the story of American public education
This text is a companion volume to the four-part PBS documentary series of the same name. Essays by five historians of American education examine the history of the American public school system, from colonial times to the present. They consider a variety of issues faced by educators, parents, politicians and voters over the decades, including state versus local control, educating non-English speakers, specialized vocational tracks, approaches to school integration, the use of intelligence and standardized tests to assess academic potential, the challenges to providing the same quality of education to districts of varying socio-economic levels. Serious writing, but accessible to general readers interested in public education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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|Grouping Title||school the story of american public education|
|Grouping Author||foreword by meryl streep|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 04:52:47AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-07 04:44:23AM|
Patton, Sarah B.
Patton, Sarah B.
|detailed_location_arlington||Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|
|display_description||Examines the major challenges and accomplishments of four distinct eras in the history of public schools in the United States, from 1770 through 2000, and includes over 125 historic photographs. A companion to the PBS television series.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Education -- United States -- History|
Public schools -- United States -- History
|title_display||School : the story of American public education|
|title_full||School : the story of American public education / foreword by Meryl Streep ; introduction by David Tyack, with James D. Anderson [and others] ; narrative by Sheila Curran Bernard and Sarah Mondale ; Edited by Sarah Mondale and Sarah B. Patton|
|title_sub||the story of American public education|