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  • The Teacher Wars

  • A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession
  • By: Dana Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal child care, health care, and job training. Here, schools are the whole cloth. Today we look around the world at countries like Finland and South Korea, whose students consistently outscore Americans on standardized tests, and wonder what we are doing wrong. Dana Goldstein first asks the often-forgotten question: "How did we get here?"

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  • Makes one think

  • By Kristina Ayala on 04-07-15

Well presented and researched

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Reviewed: 07-31-15

This book is for anyone with an interest in education reform, especially policy makers, administrators, teachers, and parent activists. I love the mostly objective presentation of the facts, but also was pleased to hear the author's recommendations in the prologue.

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