9780674062153

Saving Schools

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  • ISBN13:

    9780674062153

  • ISBN10:

    0674062159

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2011
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

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Summary

Saving Schools traces the story of the rise, decline, and potential resurrection of American public schools through the lives and ideas of six mission-driven reformers: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Shanker, William Bennett, and James Coleman. Yet schools did not become the efficient, egalitarian, and high-quality educational institutions these reformers envisioned. Indeed, the unintended consequences of their legacies shaped today#x19;s flawed educational system, in which political control of stagnant American schools has shifted away from families and communities to larger, more centralized entities-initially to bigger districts and eventually to control by states, courts, and the federal government. Peterson#x19;s tales help to explain how nation building, progressive education, the civil rights movement, unionization, legalization, special education, bilingual teaching, accountability, vouchers, charters, and homeschooling have, each in a different way, set the stage for a new era in American education. Now, under the impact of rising cost, coupled with the possibilities unleashed by technological innovation, schooling may be transformed through virtual learning. The result could be a personalized, customized system of education in which families have greater choice and control over their children#x19;s education than at any time since our nation was founded.

Author Biography

Paul E. Peterson is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Rise
Heroes and Historyp. 9
Horace Mann and the Nation Buildersp. 21
John Dewey and the Progressivesp. 37
Martin Luther King Jr. and School Desegregationp. 51
The Decline
The Rights Movement Diversifiesp. 79
Albert Shanker and Collective Bargainingp. 105
Money and the Adequacy Lawsuitp. 131
William Bennett and the Demand for Accountabilityp. 155
Signs of Resurrection
James S. Coleman and Choice Theoryp. 183
The Practice of Choicep. 203
Julie Young and the Promise of Technologyp. 229
Abbreviationsp. 265
Appendix: Figuresp. 267
Notesp. 283
Indexp. 309
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