A Wasted Decade

Ravitch, Diane
November 1977
New Republic;11/5/77, Vol. 177 Issue 19, p11
Focuses on the condition of urban education and city schools in the United States. View that the sense of crisis about urban schools was fueled by egalitarian impulses of the sort that had been tapped by the civil rights movement; Focus on school reform; Report that there was little intellectual coherence to the drive for school reform and this intellectual sloppiness has left urban education in the doldrums; View that none of the reform efforts halted the dramatic exodus of white students from urban schools; Focus on the report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress; Statement that the time has come for educators and policymakers to abandon the search for quick fixes and to accept responsibility for universal literacy.


Related Articles

  • Urban Education: A Radical Plan. Price, Hugh B. // Education Week;12/08/99, Vol. 19 Issue 15, p44 

    Comments on the urban education system in the United States. Status of urban education in the country; Strategies in transforming the system; Significance of liberalizing urban schools.

  • Reform of Midwest urban schools--Conference summary. Testa, William A.; Sen, Surya; Rabbani, Nawsheen S. // Chicago Fed Letter;May2000 Special Issue, Issue 153a, p1 

    Provides information on the conference held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on November 18 to 19, 1999, dedicated to education reform in the United States. Overview of the school reforms in 1988; Effectiveness of external partnerships in improving schools; Information on the public...

  • AMERICA HAS EARNED EDUCATIONAL MEDIOCRITY AND THE FUTURE IS IN DOUBT . Marro, Thomas David // Education;Summer85, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p382 

    The various commissions and task forces have described American Education as in a state of mediocrity which America has earned since it never considered education as a high priority. We are a pleasure-seeking society and there is doubt that American Education will improve. The lead, if this...

  • Urban Education Is on the Mend at Last. Cramer, Jerome // Education Digest;Nov1983, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p21 

    The article focuses on the improvement in urban education in the U.S. Amid much fanfare, embattled urban schools throughout the United States are beginning to show some signs of a renaissance. School systems report significant improvements in the education achievements of minority youngsters and...

  • We Won't Reform School by Turning Back. Wolfthal, Maurice // Educational Leadership;Sep86, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p50 

    Examines features of early and middle 20th-century education in the U.S. relevant to the debate on school reform. Deficiencies in academic achievement; Prevalence of illiteracy; Decline in educational standards due to an extensive deficient students; Increase in drop-outs; Impact of classroom...

  • "Map the Gap". SUPERVILLE, DENISA R. // Education Week;5/7/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 30, p5 

    The article provides information originally posted on the publication's website regarding a 2014 report by education-based non-profit organization EdFuel that found a growth in the U.S. urban education reform movement.

  • Preparing Urban Youths to Succeed in the Interconnected World of the 21st Century. Jackson, Anthony // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p210 

    Reports the need for smaller urban secondary schools in the United States that can prepare students for postsecondary education. The Asia Society project goal of getting youth ready to live and work in a global economy; Sponsorship of the nonprofit organization's project by the Bill and Melinda...

  • THE TOUGHEST LESSON SHE EVER LEARNED.  // Cosmopolitan;May2009, Vol. 246 Issue 5, p144 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of teaching fifth grade in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City.

  • National Standards. Ravitch, Diane // Education Week;1/5/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p54 

    The article analyzes how the American federal government and the states can translate America 2000 program and Goals 2000 program into a reasonable and workable plan of action. Although none of the components of America 2000 was enacted into law, the legislation signaled recognition by the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics