Saving Our Schools

Saving Our Schools

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qSaving Our Schools exposes the ugly side of President George Bush's qNo Child Left Behindq mandate, which has threatened to close more than 6, 000 public schools, to the detriment of dedicated teachers and disadvantaged children alike. Revealing how NCLB forces schools with strictly limited resources to teach its children test-taking skills in a desperate bid to pass high-stakes standardized testing, and how the government blacklists successful professors, institutions, and methods that balk the NCLB party line, and much more, Saving Our Schools warns of an immediate threat to the integrity of public education and urges the reader to take action. An eye-opening social commentary, of keen importance in determining the nation's future. -Midwest Book ReviewThe story of the miracle is based on Texas Department of Education figures which suggested that a tight centralized system ... the instructional time to these subjects (limiting science, social studies, and the arts in the elementary school curriculum), ... School funding and continued employment were contingent on Texas studentsa#39; from second grade through high school improving their scores on state tests.

Title:Saving Our Schools
Author: Kenneth S. Goodman
Publisher:RDR Books - 2004

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