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The Achievement Struggle of U.S. Schools

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Over the past decade American schools have been struggling to achieve the success rate of other countries. In the past 15 years the United States has stayed stagnant while other countries pass the U.S. in math, reading, and science. (SOURCE) Stagnant test scores and poor performance globally have educators, politicians and businessperson concerned about the future of education.
Diane Ravitch is a highly educated author and a graduate of Wellesley College and received her Ph.D in history from Columbia University. After receiving her various degrees she became the assistant secretary of education and counselor of education from 1991 to 1993. (CITE) She now resides as a research professor of education at New York University. She has also written several books about school reform, national standards, adolescent education, controversial topics of school reform, and student rights. Overall, Diane Ravitch does a remarkable job stating the obvious issues that led to this modern day fiasco in education. I support and agree with Diane Ravitch. She strongly believes that education should not be rushed and mass-produced. In the book she states five major points about education: 1) Standardized Testing 2) No Child Left Behind and other education reforms 3) Business Model Approach 4) Privatization of schools 5) Accountability and change. In Diane Ravitch’s book about The Death and Life of the Great American School System shows the history and approach to school reform.
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