9780743203265

Left Back A Century of Battles over School Reform

  • ISBN 13:

    9780743203265

  • ISBN 10:

    0743203267

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/07/2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $32.99 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days

Summary

For the past one hundred years, Americans have argued and worried about the quality of their schools. Some charged that students were not learning enough, while others complained that the schools were not furthering social progress. InLeft Back,education historian Diane Ravitch describes this ongoing battle of ideas and explains why school reform has so often disappointed. She recounts grandiose efforts to use the schools for social engineering, even while those efforts diminished the schools' ability to provide a high-quality education for all children. By illuminating the history of education in the twentieth century,Left Backpoints the way to reviving American schools today.

Author Biography

Read more

Table of Contents

Read more

Excerpts

Read more

Write a Review