Can America's faith in public education be restored? As they analyze the ways in which public school leaders successfully formed and transformed American education, historian Tyack and political scientist Hansot conclude that the main challenge facing today's leaders is to create a new community of commitment to public education as a common good.
About the Author
David Tyack is Vida Jacks Professor of Education and professor of history, Stanford University. He is the author of, among other works, The One Best System (1974).
Elisabeth Hansot is professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno.