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Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools
An inspiring new vision for America's public schools from one of the nation's top educators
American fourth graders score twelfth in the world in math skills, after Latvia and Hungary. Our eighth graders are fifteenth, below Malaysia and Slovakia. And by the time theyâ€™re fifteen years old, our students have slipped off the mapâ€”to twenty-fourth place in
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Sarah Crichton Books
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I enjoy any book that tackles the vast and complex issue of education. However, I never was able to fully understand Rudy Crew's true goals for the education system. It's easy to promote better teacher-parent-student cooperation, but often it sounded as if he imagined a school run as a corporation rather than a center for creative learning. Overall, it wasn't bad insight on the education system and many of his ideas were practical and appealing. However, it's best to err on the side of caution a ...more
Very inspiring. This book was well written and very straight-forward. What he says makes sense, more community environment, national standards, more parental support, more dedicated teachers and an education department that is less segregated and run more like a successful corporation.
Walter Isaacson, it’s safe to say, is not afraid of tackling the really big topics. In 2011, he wrote about our ubiquitous computer culture...
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