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Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools

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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 they’re fifteen years old, our students have slipped off the map—to twenty-fourth place in
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Sarah Crichton Books
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Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who has a kid in school in Oregon
Recommended to Elizabeth by: heard author on the radio
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Devin Wallace
Dec 24, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Kimberly
Feb 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
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Great book for those who believe in public education!
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