The Resource 50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education, [19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass

50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education, [19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass

Label
50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education
Title
50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools
Title remainder
the real crisis in education
Statement of responsibility
[19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass
Title variation
Fifty myths and lies that threaten America's public schools
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
LA217.2
LC item number
.A15 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1940-
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  • Berliner, David C.
  • Glass, Gene V
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  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • United States
Label
50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education, [19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Myths, hoaxes, and outright lies -- Part II. Myths and lies about who's best : charters, privates, maybe Finland? -- International tests show that the United States has a second-rate education system -- Private schools are better than public schools -- Charter schools are better than traditional public schools -- Charter schools are private schools -- Cyberschool are an efficient, cost-saving, and highly effective means of delivering education -- Home schooled children are better educated than those who attend regular public schools -- School choice and competition work to improve all schools -- Want to find the best high schools in America? -- Part III. Myths and lies about teachers and the teaching profession : teachers are "everything," that's why we blame them and their unions -- Teachers are the most important influence in a child's education -- Teachers in the United States are well-paid -- Merit pay is a good way to increase the performance of teachers -- Teachers in schools that serve the poor are not very talented -- Teach for America teachers are well trained, highly qualified, and get amazing results -- Subject matter knowledge is the most important asset a teacher can possess -- Teachers' unions are responsible for much poor school performance -- Judging teacher education programs by means of the scores that their teachers' students get on state tests is a good way to judge the quality of the teacher education program -- Part IV. Myths and lies about how to make our nation's schools better -- Class size does not matter; reducing class sizes will not result in more learning -- Retaining children in grade - "flunking" them - helps struggling students catch up and promotes better classroom instruction for all -- Tracking, or separating slow and fast learners, is an efficient and productive way to organize teaching -- Immersion programs ("sink or swim") for English language learners are better than bilingual education programs -- Preserving heritage language among English language learners is bad for them -- Abstinence-only educational programs work to reduce sexual contact and unwanted pregnancies among school children -- Homework boosts achievement -- Group projects waste children's time and punish and the most talented -- School uniforms improve achievement and attendance -- Longer school days and weeks have big payoffs for achievement -- If a program works well in one school or district, it should be imported and expected to work well elsewhere -- Zero-tolerance policies are making schools safer -- The benefits of preschool and kindergarten programs are not convincing and thus not worth the investment -- Character education will save America's youth and strengthen the nation's moral fiber -- Bullying is inevitable; it's just kids -- American K-12 education is being dumbed down -- Mayoral control of public schools has paid off in terms of student achievement -- Forced integration has failed -- Part V. Myths and lies about how our nation's schools are paid for : all schools are equal, but some are more equal than others -- Money doesn't matter! We're spending more money than ever, but test scores are stagnant -- The money available to school districts is spread equally across their schools -- In America, public money is not used to support religious schools -- Education benefits children individually, not the public in general -- Tuition tax credits for families that choose private schools are appropriate, since they are spending their own money to educate their children -- Tuition tax credits and education savings accounts are helping many poor children escape failing public schools and enroll in excellent private schools -- Portfolio management in models of schooling will increase district performance -- Part VI. Myths and lies about making all students career and college ready -- All kids can learn -- Our nation's economy is suffering because our education system is not producing enough scientists, engineers, and mathematicians -- The United States has had to create special passport guidelines to import scientists and engineers because our education system cannot produce enough of them -- High school exit exams guarantee that our graduates will be "college ready" and prepared to succeed as workers in a global economy -- Advanced placement (AP) courses are providing minority students an opportunity to get a head start on a college education -- College admissions are based on students' achievement in grades K-12 and their SAT or ACT scores -- Education will lift the poor out of poverty and materially enrich our entire nation -- IQ tests predict success in life -- The schools are wasting their time trying to teach problem solving, creativity, and general thinking skills
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780807755242
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2013047389
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869458523
  • (OCoLC)ocn869458523
Label
50 myths & lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education, [19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Myths, hoaxes, and outright lies -- Part II. Myths and lies about who's best : charters, privates, maybe Finland? -- International tests show that the United States has a second-rate education system -- Private schools are better than public schools -- Charter schools are better than traditional public schools -- Charter schools are private schools -- Cyberschool are an efficient, cost-saving, and highly effective means of delivering education -- Home schooled children are better educated than those who attend regular public schools -- School choice and competition work to improve all schools -- Want to find the best high schools in America? -- Part III. Myths and lies about teachers and the teaching profession : teachers are "everything," that's why we blame them and their unions -- Teachers are the most important influence in a child's education -- Teachers in the United States are well-paid -- Merit pay is a good way to increase the performance of teachers -- Teachers in schools that serve the poor are not very talented -- Teach for America teachers are well trained, highly qualified, and get amazing results -- Subject matter knowledge is the most important asset a teacher can possess -- Teachers' unions are responsible for much poor school performance -- Judging teacher education programs by means of the scores that their teachers' students get on state tests is a good way to judge the quality of the teacher education program -- Part IV. Myths and lies about how to make our nation's schools better -- Class size does not matter; reducing class sizes will not result in more learning -- Retaining children in grade - "flunking" them - helps struggling students catch up and promotes better classroom instruction for all -- Tracking, or separating slow and fast learners, is an efficient and productive way to organize teaching -- Immersion programs ("sink or swim") for English language learners are better than bilingual education programs -- Preserving heritage language among English language learners is bad for them -- Abstinence-only educational programs work to reduce sexual contact and unwanted pregnancies among school children -- Homework boosts achievement -- Group projects waste children's time and punish and the most talented -- School uniforms improve achievement and attendance -- Longer school days and weeks have big payoffs for achievement -- If a program works well in one school or district, it should be imported and expected to work well elsewhere -- Zero-tolerance policies are making schools safer -- The benefits of preschool and kindergarten programs are not convincing and thus not worth the investment -- Character education will save America's youth and strengthen the nation's moral fiber -- Bullying is inevitable; it's just kids -- American K-12 education is being dumbed down -- Mayoral control of public schools has paid off in terms of student achievement -- Forced integration has failed -- Part V. Myths and lies about how our nation's schools are paid for : all schools are equal, but some are more equal than others -- Money doesn't matter! We're spending more money than ever, but test scores are stagnant -- The money available to school districts is spread equally across their schools -- In America, public money is not used to support religious schools -- Education benefits children individually, not the public in general -- Tuition tax credits for families that choose private schools are appropriate, since they are spending their own money to educate their children -- Tuition tax credits and education savings accounts are helping many poor children escape failing public schools and enroll in excellent private schools -- Portfolio management in models of schooling will increase district performance -- Part VI. Myths and lies about making all students career and college ready -- All kids can learn -- Our nation's economy is suffering because our education system is not producing enough scientists, engineers, and mathematicians -- The United States has had to create special passport guidelines to import scientists and engineers because our education system cannot produce enough of them -- High school exit exams guarantee that our graduates will be "college ready" and prepared to succeed as workers in a global economy -- Advanced placement (AP) courses are providing minority students an opportunity to get a head start on a college education -- College admissions are based on students' achievement in grades K-12 and their SAT or ACT scores -- Education will lift the poor out of poverty and materially enrich our entire nation -- IQ tests predict success in life -- The schools are wasting their time trying to teach problem solving, creativity, and general thinking skills
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780807755242
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013047389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869458523
  • (OCoLC)ocn869458523

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