''I devoured Class and Schools ... it seemed an urgent call for our nation to address out-of-school factors holding poor children back.''
-- Boston Review
''A superb and provocative analysis of where we've gone wrong on accountability and what we need to do to fix it. The book is a must-read for those seeking answers for reducing our nation's tragic achievement disparities.'' --- Susan B. Neuman
''Grading Education is ready to provoke a deep, thoughtful, and complex discussion about where we as educators, policy makers, and a nation historically concerned about education tied to key American values for all students go from here. With No Child Left Behind almost two years overdue for reauthorization in 2009, Rothstein's energetic and relatively dispassionate discussion is most timely.'' --Teachers College Record, January 2009
About the Author
Co-published by the Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College Press.
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