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By David C. Berliner,Gene V Glass

ISBN-10: 0807755249

ISBN-13: 9780807755242

Two of the main revered voices in schooling and a group of younger schooling students establish 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public faculties. With hard-hitting details and a slightly of comedian aid, Berliner, Glass, and their affiliates separate truth from fiction during this finished examine smooth schooling reform. They clarify how the legendary failure of public schooling has been created and perpetuated largely by way of political and fiscal pursuits that stand to achieve from its destruction. in addition they reveal a speedily increasing number of companies and media that deliberately misrepresent proof. lots of those firms additionally recommend that their target is impartial provider within the public curiosity whilst, in reality, they signify slender political and monetary pursuits. the place applicable, the authors identify the promoters of those deceptions and indicate how they're served through encouraging fake beliefs.

This provocative publication gains brief essays on vital issues to supply each elected consultant, institution administrator, college board member, instructor, mum or dad, and anxious citizen with a lot meals for notion, 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 list of evidence-based truth-telling. Joined via 19 younger students in picking 50 of the worst rules for altering our nation's colleges, they can kind during the cacophony of today’s all too frequently ill-informed debate. a person serious about making judgements approximately today’s colleges may still learn this book.”

Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of schooling, Stanford University

“This booklet is correct grit. It’s the gritty truth of difficult info. It’s the aggravating grit that makes you shift on your seat. And it’s the grit that typically makes you must weep. good argued, good written—whether you compromise or disagree with this publication, in case you care in regards to 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 protection 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 US. it's a well timed and hard-hitting ebook 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 proficient analysts take a troublesome examine 50 broadly held but unsound ideals approximately U.S. public colleges? good, during this example you get a flat-out masterpiece that, by means of persuasively mixing argument and proof, blasts these ideals into oblivion. Required interpreting? You bet!”

W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA

David C. Berliner is an academic psychologist and bestselling writer. He was once professor and dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate institution of schooling at Arizona nation University. Gene V Glass is a senior researcher on the nationwide schooling coverage heart and a study professor within the college of schooling on the college of Colorado Boulder. TheirAssociates are the hand-picked top PhDs and PhDs in education from their respective institutions.

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