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American Dream and Public Schools

American Dream and Public Schools - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195176032

Cover of American Dream and Public Schools 03 (ISBN 978-0195176032)
ISBN13: 978-0195176032
ISBN10: 0195176030
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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American Dream and Public Schools - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195176032

Jennifer L. Hochschild

ISBN13: 978-0195176032
ISBN10: 0195176030
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to succeed and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.