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School Figures: The Data behind the Debate, edited by Hanna Skandera & Richard Sousa

School Figures: The Data behind the Debate, edited by Hanna Skandera & Richard Sousa

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Published by Hoover Institution
School Figures presents the most recent statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, and thus provides a clear, factual picture of today's educational landscape. Organized in a concise and understandable format featuring numerous tables, charts, and graphs, the book provides a unique visual picture of the facts on K–12 issues.

Each chapter presents surprising facts on key, much-debated areas of K–12 education, including

School demographics: children in public schools are actually receiving more, not less, individualized attention
Family/student demographics: when it comes to a good education, family may matter most
Teachers: teacher certification is not necessarily a quality guarantee and for some is a deterrent
Cost and finance: expenditures may not matter as much as allocation—and when it comes to achievement, the largest source of federal aid to schools has not made a bit of difference
Testing and achievement: secondary school math and English test scores are not commensurate with the time spent learning these subjects—and while homework matters, the amount of television watched may matter more
Public school reform: school choice means more-involved parents—which means higher-achieving students
Alternative education routes: home schooling is the fastest growing alternative to public schooling—and a good one at that
School Figures presents the most recent statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, and thus provides a clear, factual picture of today's educational landscape. Organized in a concise and understandable format featuring numerous tables, charts, and graphs, the book provides a unique visual picture of the facts on K–12 issues.

Each chapter presents surprising facts on key, much-debated areas of K–12 education, including

School demographics: children in public schools are actually receiving more, not less, individualized attention
Family/student demographics: when it comes to a good education, family may matter most
Teachers: teacher certification is not necessarily a quality guarantee and for some is a deterrent
Cost and finance: expenditures may not matter as much as allocation—and when it comes to achievement, the largest source of federal aid to schools has not made a bit of difference
Testing and achievement: secondary school math and English test scores are not commensurate with the time spent learning these subjects—and while homework matters, the amount of television watched may matter more
Public school reform: school choice means more-involved parents—which means higher-achieving students
Alternative education routes: home schooling is the fastest growing alternative to public schooling—and a good one at that

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Publish date: Oct 27, 2003
Added to Scribd: Aug 02, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780817928223
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