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Author Weissberg, Robert

Title Bad students, not bad schools / Robert Weissberg

Publ Info New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  LB3013 .W4615 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Curriculum Library  LB3013 .W4615 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-297) and index
Contents Introduction: a nation at risk or a nation in denial? -- Bad students, not bad schools -- Motivating students or you can take a horse to water and make a dehydrated equine feel better about herself -- Closing the racial gap in academic achievement -- The "war" on academic excellence -- The museum of failed educational reforms -- Business-like solutions to academic insufficiency -- The alluring choice solution or why education students is not manufacturing cheap flat screen TV's -- Reforming education is the new great society and why fixing schools may well subvert the social peace
Note Americans are increasingly alarmed over our nation's educational deficiencies. Author Robert Weissberg argues that the answer is something everybody knows to be true but is afraid to say in public, America's educational woes too often reflect the demographic mix of students. He argues that most of America's educational woes would vanish if troublesome students were permitted to leave when they had absorbed as much as they could learn and replaced by learning-hungry students, including many new immigrants from other countries.--[book cover]
LC subject Problem children -- Behavior modification -- United States
School discipline -- United States
Classroom management -- United States
ISBN 9781412813457 (hc : alk. paper)