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Published by Phi Delta Kappa, The Center in Bloomington, IN, Washington, DC .
Written in English



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About the Edition

Attempts to clear up some confusion and dispel some common misconceptions about education in the United States.

Edition Notes

Statementprepared by the Center on National Education Policy.
ContributionsStark, Diane., Kober, Nancy., Center on National Education Policy (Washington, D.C.)
LC ClassificationsLA209.2 .G596 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL292255M
LC Control Number97197253

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