Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe about Our Schools--and Why It Isn't So

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 273 pages
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How can we fix America's floundering public schools? Conventional wisdom says that schools and teachers need a lot more money, that poor and immigrant children can't do as well as most American kids, that high-stakes tests just produce teaching to the test, and that vouchers do little to help students while undermining our democracy. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? Jay Greene provocatively shows that much of what people believe about education policy is little more than a series of myths advanced by the special interest groups dominating public education.
  

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Review: Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe about Our Schools--And Why It Isn't So

User Review  - Greg Smith - Goodreads

Excellent book. Sources are credible and well cited. Does a good job of presenting facts. As a state legislator I have found most of the national information to be true for my state and this is one of ... Read full review

Review: Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe about Our Schools--And Why It Isn't So

User Review  - Robyn - Goodreads

I think the author had some great ideas. This book was written like a college text, and I just skimmed it because I don't have the time to really pore over something. I wish it had been written in more of a layperson's language--I'm sure it would be more popular if it were. Read full review

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Greg Forster is program director for American History, economics and religion at the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, USA. His previous publications include John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus (CUP, 2005) and The Contested Public Square (InterVarsity Academic, 2008).

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