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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 details and a marginally of comedian reduction, Berliner, Glass, and their affiliates separate truth from fiction during this accomplished examine glossy schooling reform. They clarify how the legendary failure of public schooling has been created and perpetuated largely via political and fiscal pursuits that stand to realize from its destruction. additionally they disclose a speedily increasing number of companies and media that deliberately misrepresent evidence. a lot of those agencies additionally recommend that their aim is independent provider within the public curiosity whilst, in truth, they signify slim political and fiscal pursuits. the place acceptable, the authors identify the promoters of those deceptions and indicate how they're served by way of encouraging fake beliefs.

This provocative publication positive factors brief essays on very important subject matters to supply each elected consultant, university administrator, university board member, instructor, dad or mum, and anxious citizen with a lot nutrition for suggestion, 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 by way of 19 younger students in settling on 50 of the worst principles for altering our nation's colleges, they may be able to variety throughout the cacophony of today’s all too usually ill-informed debate. an individual thinking about making judgements approximately today’s faculties may still learn this book.”

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

“This e-book is right grit. It’s the gritty fact of not easy information. 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 settle or disagree with this ebook, 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 university of schooling, Boston College

50 Myths and Lies is a strong safety of public schooling and a discerning refutation of the reckless misimpressions propagated through a juggernaut of private-sector forces and right-wing intellectuals who may gladly rip aside the legacy of democratic education in the United States. it's a well timed and hard-hitting e-book of scholarly yet passionate polemic. the academics of our youngsters may be grateful.”

Jonathan Kozol, educator, writer of Fire within the Ashes

“What do you get while world-class students and a crew of gifted analysts take a difficult examine 50 largely held but unsound ideals approximately U.S. public faculties? 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 examining? You bet!”

W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA

David C. Berliner is a tutorial psychologist and bestselling writer. He used to be professor and dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate tuition of schooling at Arizona country University. Gene V Glass is a senior researcher on the nationwide schooling coverage middle and a study professor within the tuition of schooling on the collage of Colorado Boulder. TheirAssociates are the hand-picked best PhDs and PhDs in education from their respective institutions.

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