America's public schools : from the common school to "No Child Left Behind"
Source:American moment, Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume Updated, Baltimore, Md., p.363 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb LA212 .R423 2011
Keywords:Education and state--United States--History, Educational change--United States--History, Public schools--United States--History
Contents: The origins of the common school -- Postbellum America and the common school -- The "new education" -- Democracy, efficiency, and school expansion -- A democracy of differences -- The people's college -- Rising expectations and raising standards -- Guardians of tradition -- The fate of the high school.
"William J. Reese's engrossing narrative succinctly and shrewdly analyzes nearly two centuries of American public schools, taking us from the pioneering efforts in the early nineteenth century through the political and cultural conflicts of today."