Making the Grade: Reinventing America's Schools

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Taylor & Francis, May 1, 2003 - Education - 288 pages
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This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.

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What's really wrong with America's schools? In this engaging, readable study, Wagner taught for the past several years as part of the Harvard Institute for School Leadership and as a "performance ... Read full review

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This book is, unfortunately, outdated. Solutions recommended by the author have been proven not to work. The smaller schools program initiated by the Gates foundation was a flop, research has shown ... Read full review

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Tony Wagner is Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and leads the Harvard Seminar on Public Engagement. Senior Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation education programs, he consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations in the U.S. and internationally. He is the author of How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities.

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