School: The Story of American Public Education

November 13, 2019 - Comment

Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth

Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today’s reforms challenge our forebears’ notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today?

This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Great piece of history I bought this used and it came in great condition! This is a great book, I got it for a graduate class and I learned a great deal about how education has gotten to the point it is today.

Anonymous says:

This is a companion book to the PBS series! Wonderful resource! Great review on the history of education. Succinct and pertinent regarding the status of education in America today. Seller was true to their word- I received this book in excellent condition!

Anonymous says:

Easy Read, Historical and Informative I enjoyed the book. It was pretty easy to read and straight forward. It was a decent amount of information about the ever changing history of our school systems.As a history buff, it was a good overview. If you’re looking for more specifics, this probably isn’t the book for you. But for a basic overview and idea of it all, this is the book.Check it out

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