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NCJ Number: 118932 Find in a Library
Title: To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children
Author(s): M Frady; J S Dunphy; J Crichton; R Gerdau; K Slobogin; J Angier; T Lennon
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: New Horizons Press
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88282-013-3
Sale Source: New Horizons Press
Publicity Manager
P.O. Box 669
Far Hills, NJ 07931
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book expands the study of the decline of the nation's schools first aired on ABC television on September 4, 1984.
Abstract: Eighty-nine percent of America's elementary and high school students are now in public schools. Problems now associated with these schools are drug use and violence, sinking test scores, increasingly overloaded and underfunded classrooms, drift and confusion over actual goals and purposes, and unsettling signs of a tendency toward separation into two unequal class divisions. Students drop out in massive numbers; 25 percent nationally. Teaching has become an imperiled profession. With lower pay and public esteem and distracted and hostile students, a national shortage is predicted. The final great threat to public education is the danger that the vast middle class will abandon the public school system, depriving them of the vital leadership and support they so desperately need. Appendixes and source notes.
Main Term(s): Public schools
Index Term(s): Educators; Public education; Students
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Adapted from ABC News Closeup documentary "To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children," as broadcast over the ABC Television Network Tuesday, September 4, 1984
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