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America's public schools : from the common school to "No Child Left Behind" /

Main Author: Reese, William J., 1951-
Format: Book
Published: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Series:The American moment
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Table of Contents:
  • The origins of the common school
  • Postbellum America and the common school
  • The "new education"
  • Democracy, efficiency, and school expansion
  • A democracy of differences
  • The people's college
  • Rising expectations and raising standards
  • Guardians of tradition
  • The fate of the high school.