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Different Drummers: The Role of Nonpublic Schools in America Today


by Diane Ravitch ó 1991

The reputation of private independent schools began improving as Americans started believing that public schools were not living up to their expectations. Though many states regulate important aspects of private schools, and being private precludes access to public funds, nonpublic schools have significant autonomy and promote diversity and democratic values. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 3, 1991, p. 409-414
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 311, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 6:13:12 PM

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  • Diane Ravitch
    New York University
    DIANE RAVITCH is a research professor at New York University and a senior fellow and holder of The Herman and George R. Brown Chair at the Brookings Institution. Her areas of expertise include elementary and secondary education policy, standards, and the history of American education. Recent publications include Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms, the annual Brookings Papers on Education Policy, and "Broken Promises: What the Federal Government Can Do to Improve Education," (with Tom Loveless) in Brookings Review, Spring 2000.
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