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Tested One American School Struggles to Make the Grade (Paperback)

Author:  Linda Perlstein
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0805088024
ISBN-13: 9780805088021
Sku: 206667889
Publish Date: 7/22/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  302
Age Range:  NA
 
Using a single Maryland elementary school as a model, a journalist and author of Not Much Just Chillin explores the implications of educational reforms--such as No Child Left Behind--for a typical American elementary school, revealing how school budgets and teachers salaries depend on students test scores and what this means for kids ability to learn. Reprint. *Author: Perlstein, Linda *Subtitle: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade *Publication Date: 2008/07/22 *Number of Pages: 302 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00
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Using a single Maryland elementary school as a model, a journalist and author of Not Much Just Chillin' explores the implications of educational reforms--such as No Child Left Behind--for a typical American elementary school, revealing how school budgets and teachers' salaries depend on students' test scores and what this means for kids' ability to learn. Reprint.

A ?vivid, unpredictable, fair, balanced and . . . very entertaining? look at how education reforms have changed one typical American elementary school over the course of a year (Jay Mathews, The Washington Post)

The pressure is on at schools across America. In recent years, reforms such as No Child Left Behind have created a new vision of education that emphasizes provable results, uniformity, and greater attention for floundering students. Schools are expected to behave more like businesses and are judged almost solely on the bottom line: test scores.

To see if this world is producing better students, Linda Perlstein immersed herself in a suburban Maryland elementary school, once deemed a failure, that is now held up as an example of reform done right. Perlstein explores the rewards and costs of that transformation, and the resulting portrait?detailed, human, and truly thought-provoking?provides the first detailed view of how new education policies are modified by human realities. 

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"...TESTED is on balance a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the state of American public schools. Perlstein's portrait is alternately heartbreaking and enraging as it offers up important observations about the unintended and undesirable consequences of our current testing obsession." - Edward Humes 08/12/3007
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0302
Product attributePublisher:   Henry Holt & Company
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