By David C. Berliner,Gene V Glass
Two of the main revered voices in schooling and a workforce of younger schooling students determine 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public faculties. With hard-hitting info and a slightly of comedian aid, Berliner, Glass, and their affiliates separate truth from fiction during this entire examine glossy schooling reform. They clarify how the legendary failure of public schooling has been created and perpetuated largely through political and financial pursuits that stand to achieve from its destruction. additionally they divulge a quickly increasing number of companies and media that deliberately misrepresent proof. a lot of those companies additionally recommend that their aim is independent provider within the public curiosity whilst, in reality, they characterize slim political and monetary pursuits. the place acceptable, the authors identify the promoters of those deceptions and indicate how they're served by means of encouraging fake beliefs.
This provocative booklet positive factors brief essays on very important subject matters to supply each elected consultant, tuition administrator, college board member, instructor, dad or mum, and anxious citizen with a lot nutrition for proposal, in addition to trustworthy wisdom from authoritative sources.
“Berliner and Glass are long-time critics of wrong-headed schooling reforms. 50 Myths and Lies continues their checklist of evidence-based truth-telling. Joined by means of 19 younger students in selecting 50 of the worst principles for altering our nation's colleges, they can kind throughout the cacophony of today’s all too usually ill-informed debate. an individual keen on making judgements approximately today’s faculties should still learn this book.”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of schooling, Stanford University
“This ebook is right grit. It’s the gritty truth of tough information. It’s the annoying grit that makes you shift on your seat. And it’s the grit that usually makes you need to weep. good argued, good written—whether you compromise or disagree with this booklet, if you happen to care concerning the way forward for public schooling, you mustn’t forget about it.”
—Andy Hargreaves, professor, Thomas extra Brennan Chair in schooling, Lynch institution of schooling, Boston College
“50 Myths and Lies is a robust security of public schooling and a discerning refutation of the reckless misimpressions propagated by means of a juggernaut of private-sector forces and right-wing intellectuals who could gladly rip aside the legacy of democratic education in the USA. it's a well timed and hard-hitting e-book of scholarly yet passionate polemic. the academics of our youngsters might be grateful.”
—Jonathan Kozol, educator, writer of Fire within the Ashes
“What do you get while world-class students and a staff of gifted analysts take a difficult examine 50 largely held but unsound ideals approximately U.S. public colleges? good, during this example you get a flat-out masterpiece that, via persuasively mixing argument and facts, blasts these ideals into oblivion. Required examining? You bet!”
—W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA
David C. Berliner is a tutorial psychologist and bestselling writer. He was once professor and dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate tuition of schooling at Arizona kingdom University. Gene V Glass is a senior researcher on the nationwide schooling coverage middle and a study professor within the institution of schooling on the college of Colorado Boulder. TheirAssociates are the hand-picked best PhDs and PhDs in education from their respective institutions.