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Includes bibliographical references pages and index Part one : Tougher standards versus better education -- Getting motivation wrong : the costs of overemphasizing achievement -- Getting teaching and learning wrong : traditional education and its victims -- Getting evaluation wrong : the case against standardized testing -- Getting school reform wrong : the arrogance of top-down coercion -- Getting improvement wrong : confusing harder with better -- Part two : For the love of learning -- Starting from scratch -- Education at its best -- Getting the 3 r's right -- The way out -- Appendix A : The hard evidence -- Appendix B : What to look for in a classroom Argues against the "tougher standards" rhetoric and the current practice of teaching to standarized tests in favor of helping students become more critical, creative thinkers.