School, the Story of American Public Education

School, the Story of American Public Education

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Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today's reforms challenge our forebears' notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today?

This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.

Baker & Taylor
Published to coincide with the PBS special on public education, this collection of writings by the nation's most renowned historians of education chronicles the story of America's grand experiment in public education.

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780807042212
0807042218
9780807042205
080704220X
Branch Call Number: 370.973 SCHOO
Characteristics: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Patton, Sarah B.
Mondale, Sarah
Notes: Based on the PBS series, "School, the story of American public education," produced and directed by Sarah Mondale and Sarah Patton

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