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Author Weissberg, Robert.

Title Bad students, not bad schools / Robert Weissberg.

Imprint New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.93 W436b 2010    ---  Available
Description xii, 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-297) and index.
Summary Americans are increasingly alarmed over our nation's educational deficiencies. Author Robert Weissberg argues that the answer is something everybody knows to be true but is afraid to say in public, America's educational woes too often reflect the demographic mix of students. He argues that most of America's educational woes would vanish if troublesome students were permitted to leave when they had absorbed as much as they could learn and replaced by learning-hungry students, including many new immigrants from other countries.--[book cover]
Contents Preface -- 1: Introduction: Nation at risk or a nation in denial? -- 2: Bad students, not bad schools -- 3: Motivating students or you can take a horse to water and make a dehydrated equine feel better about herself -- 4: Closing the racial gap in academic achievement -- 5: The "war" on academic excellence -- 6: Museum of failed educational reforms -- 7: Business-like solutions to academic insufficiency -- 8: The alluring choice solution or why educating students is not manufacturing cheap flat screen TV's -- 9: Reforming education is the new great society and why fixing schools may well subvert the social peace -- 10: Hope? -- Works cited -- Index.
Subject Problem children -- Behavior modification -- United States.
School discipline -- United States.
Classroom management -- United States.
ISBN 9781412813457 (hc : alk. paper)

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