ERIC Number: ED474185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Our Schools & Our Future... Are We Still at Risk?
Peterson, Paul E. Ed.
This collection of papers reviews the state of U.S. education 20 years after the original "A Nation at Risk" report on the quality of schools by the National Commission on Educational Excellence. The first paper presents "Findings and Recommendations by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education." Part 1, "'A Nation at Risk': Then and Now," includes: (1) "A Historic Document" (Diane Ravitch); (2) "Little Gain in Student Achievement" (Paul E. Peterson); (3) "What Has Changed and What Has Not" (Caroline M. Hoxby); (4) "Minority Children at Risk" (Paul Hill, Kacey Guin, and Mary Beth Celio); and (5) "The Importance of School Quality" (Eric A. Hanushek). Part 2, "Why So Little Was Reformed," includes: (6) "The Politics of the Status Quo" (Terry M. Moe); (7) "Teacher Reform Gone Astray" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); (8) "The Curricular Smorgasbord" (Williamson M. Evers and Paul Clopton); and (9) "Neglecting the Early Grades" (E.D. Hirsch, Jr.). Part 3, "Getting Serious," includes: (10) "Real Accountability" (Herbert J. Walberg) and (11) "Real Choice" (John E. Chubb). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Children, Politics of Education, Poverty, School Choice, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Urban Schools
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010 (paperback: ISBN-0-8179-3922-9, $15; clothbound: ISBN-0-8179-3921-0, $25). Tel: 800-935-2882 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.hoover.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Koret Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education." Support also provided by the Taube Family Foundation; the Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation; and the Elizabeth and Stephen Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.