The Manufactured Crisis by David C. Berliner
Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools

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The authors tear through the sensational myths about the dire state of our public schools to give the reader an honest look at public education in America. Their conclusion: though not absent of severe problems, American public schools continue to provide an increasingly diverse citizenry with an opportunity to better themselves.
 

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David C. Berliner, Ph.D., is Regents' Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University, and past recipient of the Friends of Education Award from the National Education Association.Bruce J. Biddle, Ph.D., is editor of the journal Social Psychology of Education, and serves as professor of both Psychology and Sociology at the University of Missouri. David C. Berliner, Ph.D., is Regents' Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University, and past recipient of the Friends of Education Award from the National Education Association.Bruce J. Biddle, Ph.D., is editor of the journal Social Psychology of Education, and serves as professor of both Psychology and Sociology at the University of Missouri.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Perseus Books. 432 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The report and its aftermath served to ``scapegoat educators as a way of diverting attention from America's deepening social problems.'' Among the charges that cannot be supported, for example, is the claim that student achievement in American schools has recently declined.

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Outrage over perceived scapegoating of educators by legislators and other voluble critics of American public schools fuels the authors' efforts to expose what they consider the real problems. While de

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Outrage over perceived scapegoating of educators by legislators and other voluble critics of American public schools fuels the authors' efforts to expose what they consider the real problems.

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Thus I have Hispanic immigrants who have no interest in school: I think of one 15 year old whose parents let her live with her 17 year old boyfriend who has not been in school for the last 6 weeks - we will kick her out on her 16th birthday, and she will have to go to night school if she wants a...

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