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by Peter Schrag

ePub Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools download
Author:
Peter Schrag
ISBN13:
978-1565848214
ISBN:
1565848217
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Publisher:
The New Press (October 22, 2003)
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Schools & Teaching
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Final Test describes a powerful new movement that has emerged across America in recent years to bridge the .

In the past fifteen years. Schrag raises important questions: Who decides what’s adequate? And what happens when adequate funding fails to produce adequate progress?" -American School Board Journal.

Peter Schrag, a noted educational journalist and author, has attempted to address primarily the adequacy side of. .

Peter Schrag, a noted educational journalist and author, has attempted to address primarily the adequacy side of the school funding issue in Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools. Early in the book, Schrag makes the compelling case that the current school funding debate is a result of a convergence among ideologically opposed political groups whose nascent stages began fifty years ago with the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Peter Schrag’s Final Test describes how judicial rulings in state courts are trans-forming the way American public schools are nanced. The pioneer in the brave new world of school nance was the California Supreme Court, which in the 1971 Serrano decision found that local property taxation was an inequitable means of funding public schools. As a consequence, Schrag argues, California’s achieve-ment levels are now similar to Mis-sissippi’s.

Final Test describes a powerful new movement that has emerged across America . American School Board Journal. Books by Peter Schrag. California’s Experience, America’s Future.

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America's High-Stakes Experiment (both from UC Press) and Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools. Peter Schrag is the 2010 winner of the Carey McWilliams Award from the California Studies Association.

He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of several books, including Paradise Lost and California: America's High-Stakes Experiment (both from UC Press) and Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever.

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Schrag presents findings from his latest book, Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools; Michael Rebell, executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, successful plaintiffs in the New York state suit to secure adequate resources for students in New York City; an.

Schrag presents findings from his latest book, Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools; Michael Rebell, executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, successful plaintiffs in the New York state suit to secure adequate resources for students in New York City; and Robert Costrell, chief economist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. The panel is moderated by Robert Schwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer on education, and former president of Achieve, In. an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit.

Final Test describes a powerful new movement that has emerged across America in recent years to bridge the wide gap still separating the achievement of African American and Latino students from their white and Asian counterparts more than half a century after Brown v. Board. In the past fifteen years, scholars, judges, and advocates for poor children have begun to develop a progressive approach to education in which public policies and funding are based on calculations of “adequacy”—what it actually takes in teachers, books, facilities, and other resources to educate each child.

While Schrag explains the legal and legislative battles for reform with great insight and clarity, he also never loses sight of the human side of the story, “describing in poignant detail the impact of funding inequities on individual students and why ‘money matters’ in rectifying educational inadequacies” (Advocacy Center for Children’s Educational Success with Standards). As the California Journal raved, “few writers can translate complex ideas into compelling nonfiction like Peter Schrag.”