|At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality.|
|How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn Diane Ravitch. time that Holt |
editors were balancing these political demands, they were also simplifying the
vocabulary of their readers, in response to complaints that they were too hard.
|Discusses the negative effects of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and explains how this act punishes rather than helps poor and minority kids and their schools.|
|Explores the last hundred years of reform programs designed radically to improve American schools, arguing that reformers often lose sight of the primary goal of the educational system.|