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Stern, Sol 1935-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 834 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Sol Stern
Breaking free : public school lessons and the imperative of school choice by Sol Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stern explores the growing demand for school choice among poor families in the inner city. Filled with timely insights and human drama, he vividly describes how even cash-starved schools can overcome educational obstacles
Common core : yea & nay by Sol Stern( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Common Core: Yea - For all of the legitimate criticisms that might be made of this or that aspect of the Common Core State Standards (for example: the role of the federal government, the issue of excessive testing, the mix of imaginative literature vs. "informational texts") the Standards still present the best opportunity we have had in the past few decades for restoring a content rich curriculum and an appreciation of the founding principles of the republic back into America's K-12 classrooms. Beginning in the 1960s, progressives and leftists moved into positions of influence in the universities and the schools of education. The result was that the concept of a coherent, content rich curriculum and American republican values were virtually erased from the schools over the next half century. Conservatives (and Americans generally) who support a restoration of a knowledge rich curriculum and American principles to the classroom should see the Common Core as an opening and a possibility. It's understandable that the education left (people like Diane Ravitch, Jonathan Kozol and Bill Ayers) now regard the Common Core as a threat to their ideological hegemony in the Ed schools. But I will show that the arguments made against the Common Core so far by the Tea Party and Conservative pundits such as Michelle Malkin and George Will are short sighted and reflect a lack of understanding of what the Standards actually call for in the area of classroom instruction. The Common Core represents an historical opening for combating and reversing the influence of educational progressivism in America's classrooms. Common Core: Nay explains how the latest effort to fix America's schools backfired. It tells the story of an elite group of would-be reformers who devised a brilliant political strategy to transform education across the country without ever facing public scrutiny. It was a bold-and initially successful-ploy. But by 2013, parents started to notice bizarre changes in their children's math assignments and teachers started to complain about new requirements that turned familiar documents such as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address into the equivalents of messages from Mars. Politicians who had hastily endorsed the Common Core without really understanding it began to proliferate excuses. 'Give us time, ' they said, 'and we will work out the bugs.' Many of those politicians still don't get it: the bizarre aspects of the Common Core aren't glitches. They are exactly what the Common Core is about. The Common Core is, in fact, a radical educational experiment, one which lowers standards while pretending to raise them. It also chokes off local control of our schools in favor of domination by the federal government and private consortia that are completely unaccountable to the public. Bankrolled by the Gates Foundation, favored by political elites, and supported by true believers on both sides of the political spectrum, the Common Core may look unstoppable. But as Wood shows, the Common Core is now in deep grassroots trouble. This book explains why and offers a practical way to stop educational steamroller in its destructive path"--
Scanlan's( )

in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking free : school choice and the new civil rights movement by Sol Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common Core by Sol Stern( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Conservatives Should Stop Opposing the Common Core (Common Core: Yea)by Sol SternIn the past few decades – as progressives gained influence in universities and schools of education – the idea of a coherent, content-rich curriculum has been erased from America's classrooms. Now, for all its faults, the Common Core State Standards represent the best opportunity we have to restore that structure in our schools.In this Broadside, Sol Stern shows how both sides of the education spectrum have misrepresented the Common Core. The left regards the standards as a threat to their ideological hegemony, while conservative pundits lack a true understanding of what they actually provide. Americans should see the Common Core as an opening to restore academic content to the nation's schools and reverse the influence of educational progressivism in our classrooms.Why the Common Core Is a Bad Idea (Common Core: Nay)by Peter W. WoodThe latest effort to fix America's schools has backfired. In 2007, an elite group of would-be reformers devised a brilliant political strategy to transform education without ever facing public scrutiny. Their bold strategy, which became the Common Core State Standards, was astonishingly successful – for a while. Then the American public took notice.In this Broadside, Peter W. Wood explains how the Common Core actually lowers standards while pretending to raise them and chokes off local control of our schools in favor of domination by the federal government and private groups. Bankrolled by the Gates Foundation, favored by political elites, and supported by true believers on both sides of the political spectrum, the Common Core once appeared unstoppable. But it can be stopped, and this book shows us how
A deeper disenchantment by Sol Stern( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making the grade? by Scottish Examination Board( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"New York Voices host Rafael Pi Roman takes an in-depth look at some of the key initiatives in the city's educational reform program."--PBS website
BREAKING FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL LESSONS AN by Sol Stern( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Breaking free : public school lessons and the imperative of school choice Breaking free : school choice and the new civil rights movement
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Alternative Names
Sol Stern American journalist

Sol Stern Amerikaans journalist

Sol Stern giornalista statunitense

Sol Stern jornalista norte-americano

Sol Stern journaliste américain

Sol Stern periodista estadounidense

Sol Stern periodista estatunidenc

Sol Stern periodista estauxunidense

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Languages
English (17)