|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|She vividly re-creates the story behind each lawsuit, describing how politically sophisticated national organizations turn local controversies into nationally publicized court cases.|