Battleground: Schools
by Sandra Mathison, E. Wayne Ross, ed.
December 2007, 784pp, 7x10
2 volumes, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-33941-7
$191, £142, 160€, A273
eBook Available: 978-0-313-08653-3
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Provides a comprehensive and balanced overview of the most controversial issues that involve our schools

No topic sparks an argument faster among the American public, even with relatively apolitical people, than how their children are taught. In schools across the country, school boards, parents, teachers, and students themselves debate issues ranging from charter schools, to the first amendment rights of students, to the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind Act. School districts in Georgia and Pennsylvania have seen battles over the teaching of evolution; places as diverse as Colorado, Washington, and Kentucky have had debates over how best to protect children while at school. Battleground: Schools provides an in-depth, balanced overview of these controversial topics and enables teachers, students, and their parents to better understand the foundations of these conflicts.

Awards

2010 Critics Choice Book Award—American Educational Studies Association (AESA), August 3, 2010

Reviews

"The book has a nice selection of topics and all topics are well presented."—ARBA, March 1, 2009

"In addition to illuminating different views on each issue, most articles also provide a historical perspective of the controversy, with summaries of important court cases, legislation, events and theories that have influenced the practice of education."—Lawrence Looks at Books, January 1, 2009
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