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    The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural Education Series) (Hardback) By (author) Linda Darling-Hammond

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    DescriptionAs America enters the 21st century, U.S. students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as fast as budgets for education. Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, bestselling author, and nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores these and many other troubling realities in "The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future". This sobering account of the current crisis of public education in America focuses on equity as a critical measure of the situation. The author identifies the basic lack of access to opportunities at all levels of public education for low-income and minority students and cogently argues that improving America's performance in the global economy is tied to closing the minority - majority achievement gap at home. "The Flat World and Education" offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America's future and reminds us that every one benefits when all students have an equal opportunity to achieve. It also lays out how the United States can provide that opportunity for every child in every community.


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    Title
    The Flat World and Education
    Subtitle
    How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Linda Darling-Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807749630
    ISBN 10: 080774963X
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    LC classification: LC213 .D37 2010
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Teachers' College Press
    Imprint name
    Teachers' College Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. Her books include The Right to Learn, Professional Development Schools, Learning to Teach for Social Justice, and Authentic Assessment in Action.
    Review quote
    "We are so fortunate that Linda Darling-Hammond has provided this roadmap for educational excellence for all children in today's flat world. She thoughtfully emphasizes the basic strengths that we need in these changing times and then outlines what our schools must do to respond to 21st-century learning needs. Linda is one of the education researchers whom I most respect. 'All children' must mean all children and this book shows us how to do it." - Richard W. Riley, Former U. S. Secretary of Education "Anyone who desires a quantum leap in the educational achievements of American students - as opposed to the 'quick fix' - must address the issues raised in this carefully argued and well-documented work." - Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education"