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" States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. "
Oversold and Underused - Page 3
by Larry CUBAN - 2009 - 256 pages
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Informational Bulletin, Volumes 93-96

Wisconsin. Legislature. Legislative Reference Bureau - Wisconsin - 1993
...the National Commission on Excellence in Education released its report, A Nation at Risk, stating: "[T]he educational foundations of our society are...threatens our very future as a nation and a people." Many feel that the commission's conclusions continue to be as accurate and timely as they were a decade...
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History of Education

Patricia J. Rosof - Education - 1982 - 94 pages
...education. Widely quoted is the conclusion of the National Commission on Excellence in Education that ". . .the educational foundations of our society are presently...threatens our very future as a nation and a people." Such dire warnings focus on waning performances of students and their teachers. Critics cite as indicators...
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Schooling and Work in the Demoncratic State

Martin Carnoy, Henry Levin - Education - 1985 - 320 pages
...American life. If the schools were to dawdle to assist the less fortunate, the nation would be threatened "by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people" (Nat'l Comm. on Excellence in Ed. 1983: 5). The states have also been pursuing the national agenda...
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Schooling and Work in the Democratic State

Martin Carnoy, Henry Levin - Education - 1985 - 307 pages
...American life. If the schools were to dawdle to assist the less fortunate, the nation would be threatened "by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people" (Nat'l Comm. on Excellence in Ed. 1983: 5). The states have also been pursuing the national agenda...
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Beyond the Status Quo: Policy Proposals for America

David Boaz, Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute - United States - 1985 - 292 pages
...Economic Studies 9 (Spring 1984): 78. Such dismal results, the commission concluded, demonstrate that "the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of educational mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people." 4 The commission assigned...
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Whose History?: The Struggle for National Standards in American Classrooms

Linda Symcox - Education - 2002 - 228 pages
...in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by 44 Whose History? competitors throughout the world. . . . the educational...threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur — others are matching and surpassing our...
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Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia

David Levinson, Peter W. Cookson, Alan R. Sadovnik - Education - 2002 - 734 pages
...by American students as examples of the decline of literacy and standards. The Committee stated that "the educational foundations of our society are presently...threatens our very future as a Nation and a people" (1983:5). The report called for increased standards and a return to academic excellence. The years...
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Neglected Policies: Constitutional Law and Legal Commentary as Civic Education

Ira L. Strauber - Law - 2002 - 267 pages
...conditions can be cited to suggest that we are at risk. For one thing, it is now a common complaint that "the educational foundations of our society are presently...threatens our very future as a Nation and a people" (Notion at Risk 1983: 5). For another, our national political culture has disintegrated to the point...
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Politics, Language, and Culture: A Critical Look at Urban School Reform

Joseph W. Check - Education - 2002 - 228 pages
...would be the first in America's history to be less well-educated than their parents and warned that: "the educational foundations of our society are presently...threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to happen — others are matching and surpassing our...
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The Testing Trap: How State Writing Assessments Control Learning

George Hillocks - Education - 2002 - 224 pages
...have historically accomplished and contributed to the United States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently...threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. . . . If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance...
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