Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling

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Harvard University Press, 2010 - Education - 304 pages
What do we really want from schools? Only everything, in all its contradictions. Most of all, we want access and opportunity for all children—but all possible advantages for our own. So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”

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David F. Labaree is Professor of Education at Stanford University.

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