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No Size Fits All

No Size Fits All

A New Program of Choice for American Public Schools without Vouchers

By Richard Striner & L. Michelle Johnson

“No Size Fits All” makes the current all-or-nothing debates over public school policy passé by offering a bold and novel “third way” that could revolutionize American education.

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January 2020

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About This Book

“No Size Fits All” is a book that will break the public policy deadlock over federal education standards in the United States. American debates about education policy are focused at the moment on two big policy disputes.

The first big dispute concerns the Common Core testing standards, which force American students into a dreary routine that makes millions of children hate school for no good reason. The second big dispute concerns the proposal of Education Secretary Betsy De Vos to siphon federal public school funding into “vouchers” that parents could use to send their children to private schools. Critics complain that this proposal is inherently a threat to the hard-won right to a tuition-free public education at the elementary and secondary levels.

The politics of federal education policy has devolved into an all-or-nothing fight between defenders of a status quo that its critics condemn as oppressive and proponents of a school choice reform that its critics condemn as subversive. “No Size Fits All” interrupts this all-or-nothing argument with a humane and sensible alternative––one that could lay the groundwork for broad new consensus on federal education policy.

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Richard Striner is a history professor and civic activist who has written over ten books.

L. Michelle Johnson is a teacher educator for preservice teachers in traditional and nontraditional settings.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A Battle of Principles; 2. The Genesis and Implementation of Common Core; 3. The Modern Legacy of Progressive Education; 4. Case Study: The Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School; 5. National Advocacy; 6. So Many Different Kinds of Public Schools; 7. Betsy De Vos and the Wrong Kind of School Choice; 8. The Best Kind of School Choice; Epilogue; Index.

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