Among Schoolchildren - June (Chapters 1-3) Summary & Analysis

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June (Chapters 1-3) Summary and Analysis

Many great Americans have put much emphasis on American education: W.E.B. Dubois, Thomas Jefferson, and Horace Mann, to name a few. While public schools are aplenty and America spends approximately $150 billion on education every year, the American school system has not turned out to be the great equalizer that Horace Mann hoped. Tests and surveys show that many American adults come out of high school and college without complete understanding of math, reading, and comprehension. Many attempts to reform the American school system have been attempted, but have failed. The reform movement of the 1980s failed to be as moving as that of the '60s. In the late-1980s, schools were seen as a prison.

For weeks of the school year are left and Chris decides that there is not a moment to waste...

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