The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Paperback)
  • The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Paperback)

The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Paperback)

Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 30/01/2010
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Winner of the 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Education

As 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. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, a bestselling author, and a nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores how America's performance globally is linked to the minority-majority achievement gap at home.

Publisher: Teachers' College Press
ISBN: 9780807749623
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 156 x 21 mm


There are few who are as strong as Darling-Hammond in using and analyzing statistical data and scholarship...and in fighting for educational equity; when she talks about leaving no child behind, she truly means it. This book is a must for graduate education students, educators, (and) policy makers...Essential. -- Choice

Contains a valuable lode of practical and research-based advice about how to improve our schools. -- Washington Post

Darling-Hammond identifies the policies and the practices that could turn the tide from educational mediocrity to educational excellence for all if we only had the will. -- The School Administrator

Given the accessible and yet sophisticated way that Darling-Hammond analyzes past educational reform efforts and provides policy direction for the future, it is no surprise that many in the field of education had hoped that she would become the Secretary of Education under President Obama. -- Teachers College Record

Darling-Hammond reveals the successful educational strategies around the world that are toppling the old educational guard, including a high degree of personalization that allows stronger, closer relationships among students, faculty, staff, and parents...Scholarly and factual, well-researched and packed with astounding examples of the current climate of American education, this text should prove highly informative for educators, educational administrators, and involved parents throughout the U.S. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This is a work I wish would be read and absorbed by all who are attempting to 'reform' our schools" -- Daily Kos

"Darling-Hammond's book gives us an idea of where we could have been headed if she were in charge of the country's education policy." -- The Washington Post-The Answer Sheet

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