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This book includes a lot of points that aren't being discussed by the policy-makers for education "reform". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dog Owner
Ravitch is the greatest critic of American education at work today. Her arguments are always interesting, well-supported, and relevant to the debate of the day. Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Needlessly thick and long: the evidence against progressive education overwhelms
Must have been summarized in a much shorter book with plenty of endnotes for further... Read more
"Left Back" provides a credible, calm, and compelling history of recent school reforms in the U.S. Readers learn how our public schools veer from one "reform" (fad) to another, and... Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by George Bush
The book arrived at my office (normally I have to drive to the post office and pay some additional fees)
The book was in excelent condition, it arrived a stated. Read more
The author seeks to cover a whole century of educational history while at the same time offer a great deal of detail. That sounds like a strength, but it is more a weakness. Read morePublished on January 28, 2007 by Colin Story
This a wonderful book that should be read by everyone. You should read this book if you are curious as to why the education system produces ever-worse results; why graduates of... Read morePublished on October 10, 2006 by Mitchell Langbert
Ravitch's book and its quack version of public education and the progressive legacy can not be taken seriously as she is heavily invested in bashing public schooling through a... Read morePublished on April 5, 2006 by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
If you want to know how acquisition of knowledge moved from being the locus for the educational mission to a curious sidebar on the school calendar, this is your ticket. Read morePublished on December 20, 2004 by V. Harris