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A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy Of American Higher Education
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Read the news about America’s colleges and universities—rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators—and it’s clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F.…
Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling
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What do we really want from schools? Only everything, in all its contradictions. Most of all, we want access and opportunity for all children—but all possible advantages for our own. So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way…
The Trouble with Ed Schools

The Trouble with Ed Schools

by David F. Labaree

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|September 12, 2006

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American schools of education get little respect. They are portrayed as intellectual wastelands, as impractical and irrelevant, as the root cause of bad teaching and inadequate learning. In this book a sociologist and historian of education examines the…
Schooling And The Making Of Citizens In The Long Nineteenth Century: Comparative Visions
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This book is a comparative history that explores the social, cultural, and political formation of the modern nation through the construction of public schooling. It asks how modern school systems arose in a variety of different republics and non-republics across…
Education, Markets, and the Public Good: The Selected Works of David F. Labaree
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David F. Labaree has spent the last twenty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in the history of education and education policy and politics. Here, he brings together twelve of his key writings in one…