Schoolhouse Shams

Schoolhouse Shams

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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. Many of the top strategies of the highly publicized school reform movement already have been tried out in St. Louis with disastrous results. Along with demonstrating the failure of school reform prescriptions to improve education, the experience of St. Louis demonstrates that the ideological premise of the reform movement, that a focus on providing opportunities for private profit-taking will necessarily improve schools, is both wrong and conflicts with the ideals of democracy, accountability, and justice.Students would be encouraged to take the college-entrance exam again in twelfth grade. ... and counselors the real academic skills needed to succeed in such skilled blue-collar occupations as carpenter, electrician, or machinist, ... Gaal argued that for many students, an associatea#39;s degree leading to a highly skilled, high-paying job, or an apprenticeship leading to a highly skilled job and a leg up on aanbsp;...

Title:Schoolhouse Shams
Author: Peter Downs
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013

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