Setting the record straight : responses to misconceptions about public education in the United States / Gerald W. Bracey.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bracey, Gerald W. (Gerald Watkins)
Language:English
Published: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, [1997], ©1997.
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Physical Description:215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Format: Book
Contents:
  • Hey, big spender
  • Throwing money at the schools
  • Rising costs, flat scores
  • "Plummeting" SAT scores
  • The shrinking SAT elite
  • Knowledge nostalgia
  • International comparisons
  • The dropout rate
  • Private versus public schools
  • Choice and charter schools
  • The global marketplace
  • Preparing students for work
  • The shortage of scientists
  • The administrative blob
  • Teacher accountability
  • Dumb teachers
  • "Feel good" education
  • Special education costs.