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  • Cobb, Casey D., author.
     
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  • Education and state -- United States.
     
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  • Educational change -- United States.
     
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  • Academic achievement -- United States.
     
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    Public and private education in America : examining the facts / Casey D. Cobb and Gene V. Glass.
    by Cobb, Casey D., author.
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    Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, Limited Liability Company [2021]
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  • Public schools -- United States.
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  • Private schools -- United States.
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  • Education and state -- United States.
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  • Educational change -- United States.
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  • Academic achievement -- United States.
  • ISBN: 
    9781440863745
    1440863741
    9781440863752
    Description: 
    xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    How to use this book -- Introduction -- Public vs. private schools -- Do students in private schools outperform students enrolled in public schools? -- Are political conservatives and corporations the biggest supporters of privatization of the American K-12 school system? -- Do private schools accept students with disabilities? -- Are public and private school teachers similar in their educational and socioeconomic backgrounds? -- 2. School choice: competition, stratification, homeschooling, and vouchers: -- Do market-based reforms such as school choice increase competition and improve school performance? -- Do school choice programs contribute to the resegregation of American schools? -- Does homeschooling lead to better outcomes for students than traditional public schools? -- Do school vouchers produce better student outcomes? -- Do education tax credits and education savings accounts divert money from public to private schools? -- 3. School choice: charter schools: -- Do charter schools have significant variations in structure, operations, and performance from school to school? -- Are charter schools actually public schools? -- Are charter schools more innovative than traditional public schools? -- Do charter schools perform better than traditional public schools? -- Are poorly performing charter schools closed down? -- Are most publicly funded charter schools operated by Education Management Organizations and Charter Management Organizations? -- 4. Standards, accountability, and assessment: -- Have standards-based reforms worked to improve the academic performance of American school children? -- Are the Common Core state standards a national initiative-and if so, do they amount to a national curriculum? -- Has time that students spend preparing for and taking standardized tests increased dramatically in U.S. public schools? -- Has high-stakes testing improved schools? -- Is it difficult for public schools to fire bad teachers? -- Do assessment systems exist that can accurately capture the value-added impact of teachers on their students' test scores? -- Is the U.S. lagging behind other nations in K-12 education? -- How are the political interests that shape education policy organized? -- 5. Teaching and learning: -- Do later school start times make a difference in children's learning? -- Is bilingual education effective? -- Does homework increase student achievement? -- 6. School environment: -- Are students disciplined disproportionately by race and gender? -- Are small schools better than large schools in providing a quality education to students? -- Are American schools less safe now than in the past? -- Are public and private schools still racially and economically segregated? -- Do today's full-time virtual schools offer a high-quality education for students? -- Do students learn more in smaller classes? -- Index.
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    This title will give students and other readers a clear understanding of the true state of public and private education systems in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misunderstandings, and exaggerations-and confirming the validity of other assertions. (Publisher)
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