Chasing Success and Confronting Failure in American Public Schools

Chasing Success and Confronting Failure in American Public Schools

Larry Cuban
paper, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: April 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-454-0
Price: $34.00

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cloth, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: April 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-455-7
Price: $66.00

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Eminent historian and educator Larry Cuban provides a thorough examination of, and challenge to, past and present definitions of what constitutes educational success in the US. Cuban argues that in the history of American education, standards of achievement and inadequacy—as well as the reform efforts issuing from them—have been neither stable nor consistent. Nor are these standards untainted by political considerations. Rather, schools thrive or decline based on a variety of factors, including social and political dynamics, leadership in school districts and communities, and policy improvisations.

About the Author

Larry Cuban is professor emeritus of Education at Stanford University.


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