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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?; Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?; Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question; A detailed chronology of key dates and events; An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources; An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years; Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Home Schooling Debate: Is the Movement Undermining Public Education?

Home Schooling Debate: Is the Movement Undermining Public Education?

Home schooling debate: Is the movement undermining public education?
Rachel S.Cox

When Jane and George Liddle's first child turned 4, they began to think about her formal schooling. Living in the affluent San Francisco Bay Area community of Los Gatos, near Silicon Valley, they had access to some of California's best public schools.

But every Sunday when they attended services at the Saratoga Federated Church, they couldn't help but notice how happy — and successful — the home-schooled children of fellow church members seemed to be.

“At first, I said to myself, ‘I will never do this,’” recalls Jane, who was a stockbroker until Caroline was born. “But we saw so many professional, well-educated people who made the choice [to ...

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