Tyack and Cuban narrate a history of American public education as it evolved from a simple to complex, bureaucratic structures, from local to cosmopolitan, parochial to universal, and the like and what we're left with is a stubborn grammar that scarcely changes despite decades of "tinkering" with public education.
So here is the Wordl that I generated using polleverywhere.com that my class of 14 students, broken up into groups, generated on the "grammar of schooling" from their readings. These were their takeaways, with the larger letters representing the concepts that best represented the Tyack and Cuban reading. We are delving deeper into all of this too, as well, via Tyack's seminal book, The One Best System: A History of American Urban Public Education. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).
Take note of what is NOT here as major concepts that as we know, float around, in education. These include creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, social justice, equity and the like. You'll have your own thoughts and observations on this, as well.
This approach to this reading worked for us, by the way, as it provided us with much food for thought. Hope you find this helpful.