The Schools We Deserve: Reflections on the Educational Crises of Our Times

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INDEX
ABC (A Better Chance) program, 258
Ability grouping, 14, 55, 265, 278
Abolitionist movement, 198, 199, 229, 231
Absenteeism, 49, 61, 176; in private schools, 107, 111
Academic freedom, 263
Academics, 135-36, 185
Accountability movement, 303
Accreditation standards, 169
"Achievement Test Score Decline: Do We Need to Worry?" (Harnischfeger and Wiley), 176
Addams, Jane, 188, 320n8
Advanced placement courses, 280, 281, 287
Affirmative action, 250
American College Test, 49
American Dilemma, An ( Myrdal), 121
American Historical Association, 121, 130
American Indians, see Indians
Americanization, 124, 140-41, 184, 188- 92, 240-41; and Oregon ban on private schools, 187
Amherst College, 11-13
Andersen, Hans Christian, 77
Andersson, Theodore, 320n15
Ann Arbor, Michigan, teacher training in "black English" in, 265, 266
Anti-intellectualism, 35-36, 46, 85; of busywork, 180; of life-adjustment education, 82, 302
Antipoverty program, 250, see also Great Society
Arizona, minimum competency tests in, 47, 48
Arkansas, integration in, 113
Armstrong, General S. C., sol
Arnold, Matthew, 307
Arts, 155, 311, 316; in school of future, 306
Atlanta, Georgia, black population of, 210
Austen, Jane, 180, 283, 284
Ausubel, David P., 321n15
Authority, attitudes toward, 67-69, 85
Baby boom generation, 45, 94
Back-to-basics movement, 60, 177, 303
Baltimore, Maryland: bilingual schools in, 191; black high schools in, 202; black population of, 210
Bard College, 51-52
Barnard, Henry, 21, 186
Basal readers, 76-78
Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, 168
Bass, Herbert J., 322n18
Baum, L. Frank, 77
Bell, Derrick, 223
Bennett, William, 153
Berkeley, University of California at, 115
Berkhofer, Robert F., Jr., 320n16
Bestor, Arthur, 82, 94
Bible, 115, 315; Protestant, 162
Bickel, Alexander, 322n1
Biculturalism, 273
Bilingual education, 154, 266-73, in mission schools, 193-94; nineteenthcentury, 191
Bilingual Education Act ( 1968), 268
Birmingham, Alabama, black population of, 210
Black American Scholars ( Bond), 202
Black Power movement, 256
Blacks, 135, 197-205; achievement levels

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