BOOK REVIEW: 'Endangering Prosperity'

We are now 30 years beyond the landmark government report “A Nation At Risk,” which warned the country that “the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future.” Since that time, the nation has attempted to redress school failure in myriad ways. Education expenditures are 2.5 times what they were in 1970. Classes are smaller. Parents have more choices for educating their children: Online education, home schooling and charter schools are now enormously popular.


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