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From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education


reviewed by Alan Schoenfeld 2005

coverTitle: From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education
Author(s): Michael W. Kirst and Andrea Venezia (Editors)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 078797062X, Pages: 424, Year: 2004
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The public discourse on access to higher education is singularly dedicated to the ever-popular debate on affirmative action. Likewise, the discourse on secondary education is dominated by concerns about high-stakes testing and the meaning of the diploma. Despite the clear overlaps in pedagogical and policy concerns that ought to unite these two independent strains in American education talk, rarely do the twain meet in a constructive dialogue about the relationship between secondary school preparedness and access to higher education. Jumping in to fill this yawning gap is a thoughtful, well-researched, and readable volume from the Stanford Bridge Project, the intellectual leader in the kindergarten-through-college (K–16) movement. Edited by project directors Michael W. Kirst and Andrea Venezia, From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education comprises an introduction and conclusion by the editors, as well as six case studies assessing states’ efforts at articulating streamlined pathways between the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1441-1444
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11784, Date Accessed: 10/2/2014 4:25:26 AM

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  • Alan Schoenfeld
    Yale Law School
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    ALAN SCHOENFELD is a second-year student at Yale Law School. He received his M.Phil. in education from the University of Cambridge. His article, Challenging the Bounds of Education Litigation, is forthcoming in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.
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