Education

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The challenge former Assistant Secretary of Education, Dianne Ravitch unleashes is formidable.

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Why Teach? In Defense of Real Education is the proverbial cry in the wilderness—a cry for what was and for what can be.

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Of all the scientific discoveries that swept the 20th century—from relativity to quantum mechanics to polio vaccine—the deciphering of the writing on thousands of fragments of clay tablets unearthe

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“Making Scientists is a valuable contribution to the growing debate about how best to education the scientists and citizens of tomorrow.”

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“. . . will shake up the educational establishment and change the way classrooms are managed and how students are taught.”

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Educational reform is high on the agenda of the Obama administration for good reasons.

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“School Bullying gives the legal profession the 411 on a hot topic . . .”

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“. . . a wealth of information . . . an excellent explanation of what is currently meant by affirmative action . . .”

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“. . . exploring the ways identity studies have debased modern education.”

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“an eclectic, evolving, engaging compendium of remarkable art assignments.”

Is a great artist made or taught? If taught, by whom? In what way?

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“. . . an ambitious synthesis of factors contributing to a problem affecting all of us.”

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Like many social scientists probing the phenomenon of two decades of school shooting rampages, Jessie Klein, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, examined ea

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“Mr. Mali claims, ‘by the time a student reaches sixth grade, the extent to which he or she could progress intellectually has been almost entirely determined nearly ten years earlier.

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“Parents fighting to keep band, orchestra, drama, and dance programs alive in their children’s schools need to read The Muses Go to School: Conversations About the Necessity of Arts in

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David Feith, an assistant editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal and twice recipient of the Robert L.

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“If you are a teacher, a parent, or a taxpayer, Push Has Come to Shove is a must read!”

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“Ms. Sommer’s reference book is both time and student tested. It is also intended to both assist and amuse. These factors make the work unique . . .”

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In Harnessing America’s Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning, Peter Smith advances the provocative proposition that the real problem is not enough jobs, but insufficient skilled worker

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The United States of America’s higher education system was once a shining example of the country’s global leadership.

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America’s Public Schools by William J. Reese is a comprehensive survey of the debate of the purpose of pubic schools since their inception nearly 180 years ago.

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