Lets Kill Dick and Jane: How the Open Court Publishing Company Fought the Culture of American Education Harold Henderson

ISBN: 9781587319198

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168 pages


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Lets Kill Dick and Jane: How the Open Court Publishing Company Fought the Culture of American Education  by  Harold Henderson

Lets Kill Dick and Jane: How the Open Court Publishing Company Fought the Culture of American Education by Harold Henderson
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For thirty-four years, from 1962 to 1996, the Open Court Publishing Company sold elementary math and reading textbooks that tried to combat the culture and bring about real school reform. Stories from the companys struggles help make this cultureMoreFor thirty-four years, from 1962 to 1996, the Open Court Publishing Company sold elementary math and reading textbooks that tried to combat the culture and bring about real school reform. Stories from the companys struggles help make this culture visible. In Lets Kill Dick and Jane, Harold Henderson gives a historical, yet personal, portrait from the companys beginnings through all the financial and cultural travails and its sale in 1996 to McGraw-Hill.

It shows how a company of idealistic pragmatists can chip away at the edifice of mediocrity that has become American education.



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