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Education Reform / Edition 2

Education Reform / Edition 2

by Ian C. Friedman


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Each volume of the Facts On File Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issues. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index-everything the researcher needs to get down to work.

Education reform is the effort to improve the quality, methods, and purpose of elementary and secondary schooling in the United States. The movement traces its origins to the inception of public schools-almost 150 years before the founding of the nation-and has both reflected and led social change in the United States. Americans widely agree that schools play an essential role in shaping the nation's future, but they disagree about education-related issues ranging from assimilation of immigrants and opportunity for the poor to the role of the federal government and the constitutional rights of parents and children. Today the debates on education reform center on teacher preparation and incentives, standardized testing, charter schools, homeschooling, school choice, class size, and discipline. As the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reaches its 10th anniversary, Americans are also evaluating its nationwide impact on standards, accountability, curriculum, and failing schools.

Education Reform, Revised Edition examines these and other complex issues surrounding the subject in the United States. Clear and logically organized, this book helps students and researchers define, understand, and research this important issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816082384
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Series: Library in a Book Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Part I Overview of the Topic

Chapter 1 Introduction to Education Reform 3

Chapter 2 The Law and Education Reform 56

Chapter 3 Chronology 101

Chapter 4 Biographical Listing 114

Chapter 5 Glossary 122

Part II Guide to Further Research

Chapter 6 How to Research Education Reform Issues 135

Chapter 7 Annotated Bibliography 144

Chapter 8 Organizations and Agencies 187

Part III Appendices

Appendix A Excerpts from Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education, 1918 199

Appendix B President Lyndon B. Johnson's Remarks upon Signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Bill (HR 2362), April 11, 1965 209

Appendix C Excerpts from A Nation at Risk, National Commission on Excellence in Education, April 1983 212

Appendix D Excerpt from GOALS 2000: Educate America Act, January 25, 1994 227

Appendix E Excerpts from Susan Tave Zelman, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Ohio, et al. v. Doris Simmons-Harris et al., June 27, 2002 232

Appendix F U.S. Secretary of Education's Overview of Key Policy Provisions in No Child Left Behind Act, July 24, 2002 242

Appendix G Statistics State Charter School Enrollment and Operation 250

Index 253

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