Preserving the public in public schools : visions, values, conflicts and choices / Phil Boyle and Del Burns
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I WHAT'S PUBLIC ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? -- Prologue Crestwich Faces a Public Test -- Introduction The Public in Public Schools -- pt. II VISIONS AND VALUES OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN OUR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC -- ch. 1 Liberty and Public Schools: Freedom, Choice, Opportunity -- ch. 2 Community and Public Schools: Connection, Belonging, Social Order -- ch. 3 Equality and Public Schools: Difference, Diversity, Equal Opportunity -- ch. 4 Prosperity and Public Schools: Economy, Efficiency, Competitiveness -- pt. III POLICY GOALS AND VALUES IN CRESTWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- ch. 5 Leveling the Playing Field: Who Gets Educational Opportunity? -- ch. 6 Assigning Students: Who Goes Where, with Whom and Why? -- ch. 7 Funding Schools: Who Pays for What, How, Why and for Whom? -- pt. IV LEADING AND GOVERNING PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- ch. 8 Public Problems: Values, Conflicts and Choices -- ch. 9 Public Leadership: Policy Problem Solving and Decision Making -- ch. 10 Governing Public Schools: Who Shall Rule? -- pt. V PRESERVING THE PUBLIC.
- "What's public about public schools? Why do we invest in educating the next generation of Americans? What is it that drives our common purpose in educating children and at the same time divides us so passionately about how to educate them? Public schools have little to do with children. Schools are political and ideological institutions in which each generation battles among itself for supremacy in determining the purposes, goals and direction of public education. From battles over school lunch to school dress to school prayer, each generation reinterprets and recapitulates the political and ideological arguments that date back to the founding of our nation. More than two centuries after the American Revolution, public schools serve as political battlefields for debates about religious freedom and whether students should be allowed to wear U.S. flag teeshirts. We invite you to join us in an exploration of the purposes of public schools, the competing visions of public education, and the values of the public good that comprise the public in public schools"-- Provided by publisher. and "Preserving the Public in Public Schools is an exploration of the purposes of public schools, the competing visions of public education, and the values of the public good that comprise the public in public schools"-- Provided by publisher.
- 9781610485425 (hardback), 1610485424 (hardback), 9781610485432 (pbk.), and 1610485432 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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