Trapped in mediocrity : why our schools aren't world-class and what we can do about it
Source:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Md., p.243 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb LA217.2 .B33 2012
Keywords:Education--Standards--United States, Educational change--United States, Public schools--United States
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.