Cover of: Will standards save public education? | [compiled by] Deborah Meier ; foreword by Jonathan Kozol ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers for The Boston Review.

Will standards save public education?

Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure. Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens - including teachers - from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy."--BOOK JACKET

About the Edition

"Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure. Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens - including teachers - from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy."--BOOK JACKET

Table of Contents

Educating a democracy -- Deborah Meier
No excuses -- Abigail Thernstrom
Making a difference -- Bob Chase
Expert opinion -- Gary B. Nash
Habits of mind -- Linda Nathan
Case for standards -- Richard J. Murnane
Standards fraud -- William Ayers
Sense of place -- Theodore Sizer
Reply-- Deborah Meier.

Edition Notes

Available at the Center for Educational Pluralism, located in Miller Hall 250.

Series
New democracy forum series, New democracy forum
Other Titles
Boston review (Cambridge, Mass. : 1982), Center for Educational Pluralism Collection.

Classifications

Library of Congress
LB3060.83 .I88 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 90 p. ;
Number of pages
90

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15596213M
Internet Archive
willstandardssav00meie
ISBN 10
0807004413
LC Control Number
99089137
OCLC/WorldCat
42980303
Library Thing
645228
Goodreads
445543
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