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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


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Book review: Diane Ravitch "The death and life of the great American school system". New York: Basic Books , 2010

Beals K., Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, USA,
The current paper is a translation of Katharine Beals' review of the book "The death and life of the great American school system" by Diane Ravich. The article analyses the views on the causes of the inefficiency of the American school system expressed by Ravich, as well as the ways of its improvement suggested by her. A change of stance compared to her previous works is also noted. Translator: Vinogradova K.N. Original in: Nonpartisan Education Review / Reviews 7(1). Available online:

For Reference

  1. Ravich D. Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform. N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 2001. 534 р. ISBN 0-684-84417-6.
  2. Ravich D. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. N.Y.: Basic Books, 2010. 242 p.
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