Fall 2004 / Vol. 4, No. 4
Growing up in segregated schools
Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity By Samuel P. Huntington
Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left By Susan Braudy Knopf, 2003, $27.95; 460 pages. Reviewed by Diane Ravitch While reviewing several American history textbooks, I was taken aback by the descriptions of the late 1960s. It is of course somewhat startling to see the events of one’s own lifetime described as [...]
How many intelligences?
Racial progress eventually came to pass—everywhere but in public schools
Why children are still grouped by ability
New evidence on the black-white achievement gap
Did the 20th-century growth in school size improve education?
The courts intervene
The inside story
How to attract and retain better teachers
Can school districts serve as both regulators and providers?
Brown v. Board of Education ended legally sanctioned segregation, but the decision’s promise awaits fulfillment
Moving from segregated to integrated schools proved to be a mixed blessing
Information technology could help schools do more with less. If only educators knew how to use it
In the rush to place a computer on every desk, schools are neglecting intellectual creativity and personal growth
Will it be more than just a promise?
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