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The Death and Life of The Great American School System

How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

by Diane Ravitch

Hardcover, 283 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.95 |

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The Death and Life of The Great American School System
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How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
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Diane Ravitch

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Discusses how school choice, misapplied standards of accountability, the No Child Left Behind mandate, and the use of a corporate model have all led to a decline in public education and presents arguments for a return to strong neighborhood schools and quality teaching.

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Ravitch: Standardized Testing Undermines Teaching

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Diane Ravitch, once a staunch advocate of No Child Left Behind, speaks out against the law in her book, Death and Life of the Great American School System. Courtesy of Basic Books hide caption

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Former 'No Child Left Behind' Advocate Turns Critic

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