What's Gone Wrong in America's Classrooms

What's Gone Wrong in America's Classrooms

by Williamson M. Evers


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These essays identify key failures in modern American education and illuminate some ways in which those in the teaching profession—and their students—can achieve higher levels of performance, making the case for content-rich education and explicit teaching.

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ISBN-13: 9780817995324
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Series: Hoover Insitute Studies , #445
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, was the US assistant secretary of education for policy from 2007 to 2009. In 2003, Evers served in Iraq as a senior adviser for education to Administrator L. Paul Bremer of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Evers has been a member of National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board, a commissioner on the California State Academic Standards Commission, a trustee on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, and a president of the board of directors of the East Palo Alto Charter School. He currently serves on former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Academic Content Standards Commission.

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