Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools Diane Ravitch

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools

Author: Diane Ravitch
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Book Title
Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools
Author
Diane Ravitch
ISBN
9780525655374
From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, Slaying Goliath is an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, and activists are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are trying to privatize America's public schools. Diane Ravitch writes of a true grassroots movement sweeping the country, from cities and towns across America, a movement dedicated to protecting public schools from those who are funding privatization and who believe that America's schools should be run like businesses and that children should be treated like customers or products. Slaying Goliath is about the power of democracy, about the dangers of plutocracy, and about the potential of ordinary people--armed like David with only a slingshot of ideas, energy, and dedication--to prevail against those who are trying to divert funding away from our historic system of democratically governed, nonsectarian public schools. Among the lessons learned from the global pandemic of 2020 is the importance of our public schools and their teachers and the fact that distance learning can never replace human interaction, the pesonal connection between teachers and students.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Diane RavitchPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 01/21/2020ISBN: 9780525655374Pages: 352Weight: 1.40lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.60w x 1.30dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2019 pg. 62Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2019Publishers Weekly 11/11/2019Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 94Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 7
From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, Slaying Goliath is an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, and activists are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are trying to privatize America's public schools.

Diane Ravitch writes of a true grassroots movement sweeping the country, from cities and towns across America, a movement dedicated to protecting public schools from those who are funding privatization and who believe that America's schools should be run like businesses and that children should be treated like customers or products.

Slaying Goliath is about the power of democracy, about the dangers of plutocracy, and about the potential of ordinary people--armed like David with only a slingshot of ideas, energy, and dedication--to prevail against those who are trying to divert funding away from our historic system of democratically governed, nonsectarian public schools. Among the lessons learned from the global pandemic of 2020 is the importance of our public schools and their teachers and the fact that distance learning can never replace human interaction, the pesonal connection between teachers and students.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 01/21/2020
ISBN: 9780525655374
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.60w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2019 pg. 62
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 11/11/2019
Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 94
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 7
From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, Slaying Goliath is an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, and activists are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are trying to privatize America's public schools.

Diane Ravitch writes of a true grassroots movement sweeping the country, from cities and towns across America, a movement dedicated to protecting public schools from those who are funding privatization and who believe that America's schools should be run like businesses and that children should be treated like customers or products.

Slaying Goliath is about the power of democracy, about the dangers of plutocracy, and about the potential of ordinary people--armed like David with only a slingshot of ideas, energy, and dedication--to prevail against those who are trying to divert funding away from our historic system of democratically governed, nonsectarian public schools. Among the lessons learned from the global pandemic of 2020 is the importance of our public schools and their teachers and the fact that distance learning can never replace human interaction, the pesonal connection between teachers and students.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 01/21/2020
ISBN: 9780525655374
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.60w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2019 pg. 62
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 11/11/2019
Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 94
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 7