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  • The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Diane Ravitch
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    In this best-selling expose of national policy gone wrong, America's foremost historian of education, Diane Ravitch, renounces her support for reform policies implemented over the past decade that she says are wrecking America's cherished tradition of public education.

    Mark says: "Finally, a reality check on teaching and learning"
    "Finally, a reality check on teaching and learning"
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    If you could sum up The Death and Life of the Great American School System in three words, what would they be?

    Realistic, Refreshing, Thought-provoking


    What did you like best about this story?

    Exposing the politics of education, sharing the important role that demographics play in learning, describing the real-life challenges that educators face, the sequence of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapters on District 1 in NYC and the part about the failure of the San Diego public schools that recruited the business person to be their superintendent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The author's admission that she was caught up in the accountability movement associated with NCLB and her revelation that the system is flawed and that it disadvantages low-wealth schools.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book for policy makers and educators!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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