What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

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The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in U.S. education and in the achievement of American children and in this volume, members of the Hoover Institutiona€™s Koret Task Force on Ka€“12 Education examine both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead, informed by where U.S. education has been, what changes have been made in recent years, and whata€™s still required for the comprehensive overhaul that this vital enterprise so urgently needs. Looking backward is infinitely easier than predicting the future, but planning for the future is necessary if anything is to change and by analyzing the recent past and present condition of American primary and secondary school education across a host of key topics, task force members in this volume chart a bold course for the years ahead. Optimistic about the opportunities at hand, they identify essentiala€”and feasiblea€”reforms as well as the barriers that must be overcome if those changes are to occur. They offer high-quality scholarship and thoughtful prescriptions for productive policy alternatives.standards and testing proponents counter that states and districts may still select their own teaching materials and devise their own lesson ... [68] William Schmidt, a mathematicseducation researcher at Michigan State University who looked atthe Common Core math standardsand ... [70] The Thomas B. Fordham Institute reviewed the Common Core math standards and judged them clearer and moreanbsp;...

Title:What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools
Author:Richard Sousa
Publisher:Hoover Institution Press - 2014-03-01


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