The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools

The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools Review

The Manufactured Crisis debunks the myths that test scores in America's schools are falling, that illiteracy is rising, and that better funding has no benefit. It shares the good news about public education. Disputing conventional wisdom, this book ignited debate in Newsweek, The New York Times, and the entire teaching profession. Winner of the American Educational Research Association book award, The Manufactured Crisis is the best source of facts and analysis for people who care about what's really happening in our schools.

Title:The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools
Edition Language:English

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  • Perfect example of the right wing attack dogs in action...I will always remember this book the next time some right wing butjob (ie...half of America) wants to denigrate a public institution) Never fo...

  • I confess that I had fallen for the propaganda from the Reagan and Bush administrations saying that our schools are terrible, typified by _A Nation at Risk_. Berlinger and Biddle show that our educati...

  • I only needed Chapters 1,4,5,&6 for my paper. From this book, I learned the political environment for the 1983 report "A Nation at Risk." I learned about statistical errors and fallacies in reasoning ...

  • Though a big dense and dated, this book debunks the myth that American public schools are failing. Rather, it shows how--with very few funds--they do a remarkable job with an ever harder demographic/c...

  • A must-read for any educator or administrator....

  • Another classic. This book will shock you, for it details and debunks the propaganda those out to privatize education have been using for decades. ...

  • A great read, but also a very time consuming read. I do love how it dispels many of the ridiculous myths out there about public education. Perhaps all of those in power should read it. ...

  • meh. Too much information on the statistics used in the main body makes reading choppy. That's what appendices are for....