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  • Political Will and Improving Public Schoolsby Daniel Heller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the truth to ourselves is not necessarily going to happen easily. more...

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Adultby Lois Thomas Stover; Connie S. Zitlow

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99

    This book looks at literature that features young adults who either identify themselves as artists or use the arts in very intentional ways to help create a sense of self in their adolescent lives. The authors examine a number of books featuring teens who engage in music, poetry, painting, and various other means of artistic expression. more...

  • A Primer on America's Schoolsby Terry M. Moe

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 14.99

    In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education systempulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform. more...

  • Rebuilding Schools for Studentsby Darlene Leiding

    R&L Education 2013; US$ 29.99

    By addressing the current issues that contemporary school systems face -- including teacher unions, school reforms, the U.S. Department of Education, technology, NCLB, teachers under scrutiny, teacher tenure, boosting parent engagement, failing schools, and the realities of what works and what doesn?t in the charter school realm -- Rebuilding Schools... more...

  • Remaking the American Universityby Robert Zemsky; Gregory Wegner; William F. Massy

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    At one time, universities educated new generations and were a source of social change. Today colleges and universities are less places of public purpose, than agencies of personal advantage. Remaking the American University provides a penetrating analysis of the ways market forces have shaped and distorted the behaviors, purposes, and ultimately... more...

  • Remaking Collegeby Mitchell Stevens; Michael Kirst

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global... more...

  • Rise and Fall of American Public Schools, The: The Political Economy of Public Education in the Twentieth Centuryby Robert Franciosi

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 79.00

    This volume provides a comprehensive and balanced survey of the state of American public education. It examines the trend in the quality of the public schools over the past 100 years, and reviews the possible reasons for a decline in quality. The work focuses on the importance of local control in American public education and how it has been steadily... more...

  • Sacred Trustby Jr. Peter W. Cookson

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 31.95

    All students have the right to an excellent education Peter Cookson boldly describes a proposed education bill of rights for American students, including ideas on how to restructure the United States Department of Education. The book asserts that all children have the right to: Attend a school that is funded for 21 st -century excellence... more...

  • School Mission Statement, Theby Damian Bebell; Steven Stemler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements. The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in American... more...

  • Schoolhouse Shamsby Peter Downs

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 30.99

    Written by a parent and school board member, who first embraced many of the ideas of the modern school reform movement, Schoolhouse Shams lays bare much of the mythology and misinformation that underpin many of the failed school reform policies of the last decade. more...