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The Way We Were?: The Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement

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According to conventional wisdom, American public schools have suffered a terrible decline and are in need of dramatic reform. Today's high school students, it is alleged, display an ignorance of things that every elementary student knew a generation ago. American business leaders warn that rising illiteracy and "innumeracy" threaten our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Political scientists worry that poor schooling is undermining the very foundations of our democracy as American adults exercise their citizenship ...

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The Way We Were?: The Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement
1998, Century Foundation Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780870784170

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