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Someone Has to Fail

The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling

  • Introduction
  • 1. From Citizens to Consumers
  • 2. Founding the American School System
  • 3. The Progressive Effort to Reshape the System
  • 4. Organization al Resistance to Reform
  • 5. Classroom Resistance to Reform
  • 6. Failing to Solve Social Problems
  • 7. The Limits of School Learning
  • 8. Living with the School Syndrome
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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