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High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education


reviewed by Aaron Cooley — February 16, 2009

coverTitle: High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education
Author(s): William A. Proefriedt
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748749, Pages: 208, Year: 2008
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The Washington consensus on public education often operates with a stunning case of historical amnesia. Elected officials, committee staffers, and think tank pundits continually seem to think that the state of the public schools used to be better in the past and that more accountability is the primary answer to improving education’s sorry state. Although teachers’ unions, committed parents, and community organizers are actively involved in rebutting the “better schools through more accountability” mantra, it is often left to the academy to produce works that dispel the prevalent myths that unfortunately guide so much of the educational policy debate. William A. Proefriedt’s High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education performs this task of revealing the deeper story about how education got to its current point in a masterful fashion. In tight and lively prose, Proefriedt weaves a narrative that speaks to the core of the American... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 16, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15571, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 9:04:19 PM

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    AARON COOLEY holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has mentored, tutored, and taught students in a range of diverse educational settings and previously worked at the North Carolina General Assembly. His writing has appeared in Educational Studies, the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Political Studies Review, and the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (forthcoming).
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