The Seamless Web

By Allen Quist

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The Seamless Web is a comprehensive manual describing the profound changes taking place in education. Published in 1999, it addresses Minnesota's education transformation in light of 1994 and 1996 federal laws. The book is now out of print, but available to the reader on-line. The material is copyrighted and may not be sold. Quist covers topics including Goals 2000, the SCANS Report, the Workforce Investment Act and specific projects children are being required to complete under the new system. Quist is also the author of FedEd: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced (2002) and America's Schools: The Battleground for Freedom (2004). To order copies, contact EdWatch at 952-361-4931, or visit our shopping cart.

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Chapter Title

Size (in

Foreword by Renee T. Doyle,
Glossary, and
104 kB
1 Goals 2000 48 kB
2 The Profile of Learning 30 kB
3 Performance Packages 9 kB
4 The Diversity Package 33 kB
5 The Citizenship Package 25 kB
6 The Primary Principle of Freedom 9 kB
7 The Health Package 28 kB
8 An American History Package 27 kB
9 Teacher Certification Rules 14 kB
10 School-to-Work 24 kB
11 The SCANS Report 17 kB
12 The Ideology of Revolution 12 kB
13 Data Privacy 20 kB
14 The Workforce Investment Act 14 kB
15 Why Johnny Can't Do Math 12 kB
16 The Lifework Plan 17 kB
17 The Master Plan 9 kB
18 What Works in Education 14 kB
Appendix file #1

A. The Eight National Goals
B. Sex Education that Works
C. 'Profile' Sacrifices Kids' Best Interests
D. Request for Social Security Number
E. School-to-Work Programs May Sound Appealing
F. The New Standards Project: An Overview

54 kB
Appendix file #2

G. The Marc Tucker Letter to Hillary Clinton
H. School-to-Work versus Freedom-to-Choose
I. Frequently-Used Phone Numbers
J. Resources

71 kB
Cover Art (jpeg file) 313 kB