Haven't read The Death and Life of the Great American School System yet but the following quote got me interested:
Over several decades, Ravitch says, American schools have essentially lost their way, forgetting to focus on giving students a solid curriculum and strong teachers. Instead, she says, we've bumbled through a series of crises that have left us with "vague and meaningless standards," an odd, antagonistic public-private competition and an "obsession" with test scores.Just stumbled across this quote in a USA Today article. Think it will go on my "to read" list.
Anybody else read it? Like it? Hate it?