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by Richard Sousa,Hanna Skandera

eBook School Figures: The Data behind the Debate epub
  • ISBN: 0817928227
  • Author: Richard Sousa,Hanna Skandera
  • Genre: Education
  • Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press; 1st edition (December 30, 2003)
  • Pages: 342 pages
  • ePUB size: 1452 kb
  • FB2 size 1632 kb
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa. Monday, October 27, 2003. School Figures presents the most recent statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, and thus provides a clear, factual picture of today's educational landscape

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa. School Figures presents the most recent statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, and thus provides a clear, factual picture of today's educational landscape. Organized in a concise and understandable format featuring numerous tables, charts, and graphs, the book provides a unique visual picture of the facts on K–12 issues. Each chapter presents surprising facts on key, much-debated areas of K–12 education, including. School demographics: children in public schools are actually receiving more, not.

School Figures: The Data behind the Debate. by Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa. School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K12 education landscape, including information on school demographics, cost and finance, testing and achievement, public school reform, and other key areas.

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School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K–12 education .

School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K–12 education landscape, including information on school demographics, cost and finance, testing and achievement, public school reform, and other key areas.

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by Hanna Skandera And Richard Sousa.

School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K–12 education landscape, including information on school demographics, cost and finance, testing and achievement, public school reform, and other key areas.
Comments: (4)
Ubrise
It is almost impossible to effectly solve a problem without having data. The phrase "Look in the horse's mouth" appears to have come in response to a group of men arguing about how many teeth a horse had. Finally one frustrated person pointed out that they could go get some data about the true state of affairs by looking in the horse's mouth.
The authors have gone looking for the true state of affairs in education in the United States. Hana Skandera and Richard Sousa have reviewed hundreds and hundreds of studies. The findings of these studies are summarized in this book.
The format of the book is a bit different. Instead of the normal chapter approach, the authors put forth about 30 propositions, and then go over the data in support of each argument or conclusion.
This book provides a ton of data. In over three hundred pages there are charts, graphs, and tables. The data is about every facet of education, some of the data reinforced my beliefs, and some of it was surprised me. Here are some of the more interesting points made in the book:
1) Homework has little effect on student's performance in elementary school; however, it has a huge effect in high school.
2) In the United States we currently spend about 4.3% of our GNP on education. After some basic level of spending there is little correlation between increased spending and performance. In constant dollars on a per student basis, spending has increased a factor of 20 in over the last 80 years.
3) Competition from charter schools has prompted real improvement in traditional public schools. Test scores for both the children in charter schools and the children left behind have gone up.
4) Voucher support is stronger among blacks than the general population.
5) Catholic schools do a better job at half the cost. This is true even with the same groups of students, for example inner-city children.
6) Teacher certification has little correlation to the effectiveness of the teacher.
7) The teacher to student ratio has gone from 1 to 28 in 1950, down to 1 to 16 in 1999.
For anyone interested in education in America today, this is a great book to have.
Whitebeard
I have seen few books that cut through complex education issues like School Figures. Anyone involved in education policy, reform or leadership will find a balanced presentation of education challenges along with researched recommendations for improvement.
Tuliancel
This is among my favorite works of all time in the education sector. What a breath of fresh air! Skandera poses clear questions and sheds light on the search for answers. Here is proof that education-related books need neither gush nor blather.

School Figures was an important source of inspiration for Full Circle Fund's Education Impact Guide, which emphasizes California school reform strategies.
Gianni_Giant
After looking over the content and paying 1 cent and knowing about one of the authors, I believe I overpaid. Thanks for having it online. Dr. Earl Nissen
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