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Schools That Do Too Much
Wasting Time and Money in Schools and What We Can All Do about It
  • By Etta Kralovec
Schools That Do Too Much argues that American schools systematically misspend their two most precious resources: time and money. From class schedules that fragment students&#39; time, to budgets that sink money in dozens of activities&mdash;especially sports&mdash;that distract from learning, schools over and over try to do too much and end up delivering too little by way of real teaching and learning. <BR><BR>&quot;A thoroughgoing critique of how American schools operate. . . . The fundamental question about schools today, she writes, is not so much how to raise test scores but how to clarify, exactly, &#39;what we value most.&#39;&quot;&mdash;The New York Times<BR><BR>&quot;Kralovec asks a simple question, but one with complex and profound implications. . . . Kralovec&#39;s succinct work should set the tone for conversations that administrators, school boards and politicians need to be having across the nation.&quot;&mdash;Publishers Weekly<BR><BR>&quot;Without bashing administrators and teachers, Kralovec . . . demonstrates that schools end up doing too little of what matters.&quot;&mdash;Library Journal<BR><BR>&quot;Well-reasoned arguments and . . . plenty of food for thought about the contemporary educational crisis.&quot;&mdash;Booklist

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780807032510
    • Manufacturer: Beacon Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780807032510
    • ISBN 10: 0807032514
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Etta Kralovec
    • Page Count: 143
    • Width: 5.58 inches
    • Height: 8.56 inches
    • Length: 0.38 inches
    • Weight: 0.38 pounds
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