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Reconstructing American Education

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674750937

Publication Date: 01/01/1989


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table


This is a history with a present-day purpose. In Reconstructing American Education, historian Michael Katz attacks the once-standard view of American educational history as a story of progressive improvement. In its place he substitutes a critical account of how big-city school systems turned into increasingly unwieldy bureaucracies in the nineteenth century.—David Macleod, NEA Today

Bound to stimulate a new rush of polemic commentary… Katz makes a strong case for a constructive role that could be played by reasonable historians.—Urban Whitaker, Perspective

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