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The Global Achievement Gap Audiobook

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills our Children Need - and What We Can Do About it

Education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the context of the global knowledge economy and analyzes the skills necessary for our young people to succeed.
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Education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the context of the global knowledge economy and analyzes the skills necessary for our young people to succeed.

©2010 Tony Wagner (P)2011 Tantor

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"This book deserves to be powerfully influential." (Mel Levine)

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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 12-22-15
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 12-22-15 Member Since 2014

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    "Better for Parents than Educators"

    As an educator, I found this book to be old news. If you are a parent, it might help to explain why the Common Core was founded and why education needs to change in order for your child to be productive in the future. I think it does a good job of explaining why the changes are needed and I think everyone who is against the Common Core really should read it.

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    Steve Anderson Louisville, Kentucky, US 07-27-12
    Steve Anderson Louisville, Kentucky, US 07-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Why Can't Our Best Schools Train a Fluent Narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have tried to listen to this book because the topic, research and assertions really interest me. However, the robotic narration makes it very difficult to tolerate.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Costanzo?

    L.J. Ganser, who narrated Class Warfare did a much better job.


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    R. Cunningham Pasadena, CA 05-27-15
    R. Cunningham Pasadena, CA 05-27-15
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    "Let's do it!"

    This is a must read for all who interested in preparing our youth for tomorrow. Such is not a right, but our responsibility.

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