A Primer on America's Schools
by Terry M. Moe
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press 2001
Number of pages: 324
In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system -- pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.
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