ERIC Number: ED460194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Primer on America's Schools. Hoover Institution Press Publication.
Moe, Terry M., Ed.
In this book, the 11 members of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education provide a broad overview of the U.S. education system, examining its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform. The 11 chapters include: (1) "American Traditions of Education" (Diane Ravitch); (2) "The System" (John E. Chubb); (3) "Achievement in American Schools" (Herbert J. Walberg); (4) "Spending on Schools" (Eric A. Hanushek); (5) "If Families Matter Most, Where Do Schools Come in?" (Caroline M. Hoxby); (6) "Getting Better Teachers--and Treating Them Right" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); (7) "Teachers Unions and the Public Schools" (Terry M. Moe); (8) "Curriculum and Competence" (E.D. Hirsch, Jr.); (9) "Standards and Accountability" (Williamson M. Evers); (10) "Choice in American Education" (Paul E. Peterson); and (11) "What Is Public about Public Education?" (Paul T. Hill). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Politics of Education, Private Schools, Public Education, Resource Allocation, School Choice, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Associations, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010 ($15). Tel: 877-466-8374 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.hoover.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Note: "An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education." Also supported by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Family Foundation.