Alternatively, borrowing from Robert Church and Michael Sedlak (1976), David Setran argues for a more nuanced interpretation, suggesting instead that the main conflict over the reform of moral education in American public schools
in the early twentieth century was between liberal and conservative progressives (2003, 437).
Between FY 1992 and FY 2009, the number of nonteaching personnel in American public schools
increased from 2.1 million FTEs to 3.1 million FTEs, an increase of 46 percent.
American public schools
also are jostling for a slice of the cake.
The nine chapters presented by the editors examine political, constitutional, and cultural issues concerning the role of religion in the American public schools
. The chapters discuss the historical context of Bible courses in public schools from the 18th to the 19th centuries, current local and state efforts to promote elective Bible courses in public schools, the question of the constitutionality of said elective courses, the case for religious instruction about a variety of religions to promote religious literacy, the evolution versus creationism (or "intelligent design") debate, the politics of abstinence-only sex education, and the liberal theoretic argument against school choice and sectarian schools.
(I think Tooley overstates how much the SABIS model breaks from progressive education because the importance that SABIS places on peer networks in learning and its holistic approach to school discipline share common ground with Deweyan progressivism.) Yet, as with many American public schools
, SABIS puts much emphasis on the standardized testing of students, but unlike the testing in American public schools
, SABIS's testing is primarily formative (rather than summative) in nature--that is, it is designed to pinpoint how well students are learning in order to determine how instruction should proceed.
"Sixty percent of American public schools
are operating well and their students are doing extremely well, with 90 percent of the students in those schools being White," Meredith says.
Introduced by Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12) as Resolution 1655, the legislation highlights the importance of uniting students of American public schools
with fresh, healthy, locally-sourced and sustainable food sources from within the community.
Supreme Court showed a similar respect for federalism, many American public schools
today would still have prayer.
Last week, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates published an op-ed in the Washington Post, "How Teacher Development could Revolutionize our Schools," proposing that American public schools
should do a better job of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers, a goal with which none can disagree.
Religious Right pressure groups have generally done a poor job getting creationism affirmatively taught in American public schools
. They've done an excellent job, however, of spreading confusion and intimidating teachers and administrators to the point where some are afraid to even mention the "e-word" - a concept scientists say is key to understanding biology.
(1) From the example of the Chinese Children's Rhythm Band we see, contrary to what is often assumed, that early-twentieth-century American public schools
could, in at least some cases, be sites of the active promotion of Chinese identity and transnational patriotism in Chinese American children.
Contrary to the popular notion of American public schools
as the great equalizer for disadvantaged groups, Weiner convincingly shows how the Board of Education in New York represented a microcosm of a larger white power structure outside the Deep South that historically denied non-Anglo Saxon Protestant groups equal opportunities needed to successfully compete in mainstream society.
"As a product of American public schools
immediately when I think of the Kairos Document, I reflect upon the words of Martin Luther King: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Therefore I have the motivation to work for a just peace in the land that has known so much devastation because my husband, Daoud Canaan Khoury, brought me to his beloved homeland to invest, boost the economy and promote national pride by producing an excellent product in Palestine.As a result of my Orthodox Christian upbringing immediately I remember that the Holy Fathers say we must always focus on Christ our Lord and Savior during all hardships and any suffering.
Freeman's Sex Goes to School, as it presents a thoroughly detailed and well-balanced examination of sex education in American public schools
prior to the 1960s.