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Troublemaker:
A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik
Chester E. Finn, Jr.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction ix

Part I: Early Days 1
Chapter 1: Schoolkid in the Fifties 7
Chapter 2: Into the Sixties 14
Chapter 3: Becoming an Educator 26

Part II: The Seventies 33
Chapter 4: White House Days 41
Chapter 5: Out of Washington 56
Chapter 6: The Politics of Aiding Private Schools 66
Chapter 7: A Federal Department of Education? 77
Chapter 8: Becoming a Republican 87

Part III: The Eighties 95
Chapter 9: Quality Gains Traction 101
Chapter 10: Educators Awaken 108
Chapter 11: Professing in Tennessee 118
Chapter 12: Inside the Beast 125
Chapter 13: The Quest for Better Information 134
Chapter 14: Goals, Standards, and Markets 149

Part IV: The Nineties 165
Chapter 15: Bipartisan Reform in Action--and Inaction 169
Chapter 16: Charters and Vouchers 181
Chapter 17: International Alarums, Contentious Responses 187
Chapter 18: Whittling and Think- tanking 194
Chapter 19: Clinton, Goals, and Testing 204
Chapter 20: Priests, Professionals, and Politicians 211
Chapter 21: Choices and Summits 216
Chapter 22: Back to Dayton 224
Chapter 23: Leaving No Child Behind 237
Chapter 24: Shaky Tripods 246
Chapter 25: The Burden of Choice 261
Chapter 26: Technology and Governance 273
Chapter 27: Teachers, Time, and Money 283
Chapter 28: Still Learning 296

Epilogue: Two Little Girls 307 Glossary 313 Notes 319 Index 347

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