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America's public schools : from the common school to "No Child Left Behind"

Americas Public Schools

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

American moment, Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume Updated, Baltimore, Md., p.363 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LA212 .R423 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9315982

Keywords:

Education and state--United States--History, Educational change--United States--History, Public schools--United States--History

Abstract:

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.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

"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."