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The Democratic Dilemma of American Education: Out of Many, One?

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First Edition • March 1, 2012 • 288 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

This compelling new book asks: How can American education policy be consistent with democratic ideals? Robust democracy is the combination of participation, self-rule, equality, understanding, and inclusion, but these norms can produce contradictory policy. Local control in education policy can undermine educational equality. Participation in teachers unions can improve working…