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Trapped in mediocrity : why our schools aren't world-class and what we can do about it / Katherine Baird.

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Author/Creator:
Baird, Katherine, 1958-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • A historical and comparative perspective on the United State's educational system
  • Just how low are our educational standards?
  • The consequences of low expectations on student effort
  • Low standards compromise higher education's mission
  • Reduced productivity and increased wage disparities
  • Low standards harm those we think are helped
  • The tyranny of too many voices or "too many cooks spoil the broth"
  • Exit, voice and the "something for everyone" curriculum
  • Soft America meets hard America: the perceived high costs and low benefits of high expectations
  • Getting from here to there.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781442215474
144221547X
9781442215498
1442215496

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