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Common Sense School Reform
Forget everything you think you know about school reform. Cutting through the cant, sentiment, and obfuscation characterizing the current school reform debate, Frederick M. Hess lacerates the conventional "status quo" reform efforts and exposes the naivete underlying reform strategies that rest on solutions like class size reduction, small schools, and enhanced professiona ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published April 5th 2004)
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I like that Hess gives clear, simple and specific suggestions for how to reform American schools. However, I do not like how much accountability and test scores are emphasized in his reform plan. Nor do I agree with the idea that the role of schools should be limited to just teaching the basics.