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This remarkable book will forever change the debate about what's wrong and what's right with American education and where it should be going. Based on his own experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States, Zhao skewers conventional wisdom while setting straight the recent history and current state of U.S. schools. To make his case, Zhao explains:
Why the perceived weaknesses of American education are actually its strengths.
How reform proponents, bu
Table of Contents
|Recent Education Reform in the United States||p. 1|
|From the Missile Gap to the Learning Gap: Myth, Fear, and the Evolution of Accountability||p. 19|
|Why America Hasn't Lost Yet: Strengths of American Education||p. 41|
|Why China Isn't a Threat Yet: The Costs of High Scores||p. 64|
|The Challenges, Part I: Globalization||p. 98|
|The Challenges, Part II: Technology||p. 114|
|What Knowledge Is of Most Worth in the Global and Digital Economy?||p. 133|
|Global Competence and Digital Competence: The New Universal Knowledge and Skills||p. 160|
|Catching Up or Keeping the Lead: The Future of American Education||p. 181|
|About the Author||p. 229|
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