(50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ☆ David C. Berliner

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  • 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools
  • David C. Berliner
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  • 20 June 2020
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Read ò 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools 106 characters 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools Created and perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests that stand to gain from its destruction They also expose a rapidly expanding variety of organizations and media that intentionally misrepresent facts Many of these organizations suggest that their goal is unbiased service in the public interest when in fact they represent narrow political and financial interests Whe. Most of these are arguments that I have read before but it was good to read this so I would be familiar with the chapters for assisting students who do education topics for their research papers As with Berliner and Biddle s earlier work it all boils down to the fact that the complexities of teaching and education just make it difficult to make any types of comparisons whether it is by country state district school or classroom One is hardly ever comparing apples to apples While I feel that this book sometimes distorts data and reports to their own purpose at times just as do the reports they criticize at least it should make people uestion whether or not the corporate influences on education are about students or money I especially was intrigued by the longest chapter in the book which had to do with the scarcity or not of STEM ready candidates Whether you agree with the positions or not this is a good book to start difficult and complex conversations about educational policies and people should be uestioning the soundbytes that are served up by groups that claim to be supporting education but just might be supporting their own interests instead

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50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools

Read ò 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools 106 characters 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools Re appropriate the authors name the promoters of these deceptions and point out how they are served by encouraging false beliefsThis provocative book features short essays on important topics to provide every elected representative school administrator school board member teacher parent and concerned citizen with much food for thought as well as reliable knowledge from authoritative source. Calls BS on so many educational thoughts the public believes because of politicians parents and other uninformed people Educators should read this to be better informed

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Read ò 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools 106 characters 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten Americas Public Schools Two of the most respected voices in education and a team of young education scholars identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools With hard hitting information and a touch of comic relief Berliner Glass and their Associates separate fact from fiction in this comprehensive look at modern education reform They explain how the mythical failure of public education has been. Berliner and Glass and their research assistants set this book to show many citizens conception of K12 public education in the United States is myth than reality While it does it admirably in parts some of the answers some myths are also incongruent with answers given for other myths The style and research support actually varies greatly between the various myths because of the large number of research assistants involved in the authorship Each individual myth is basically an article on topic running down history and research uickly and it is sourced However the sourcing is kind of bias and assertions made by researchers are often treated as conclusive to the research even if those assertions are arguments than data or really editorializing The panoply of standard controversies are in the book vouchers charter school homework STEM focused education PISA scores teacher pay etc Many of the individual issues covered are sound and many of the criticisms of I have seen leveled at this Berliner and Glass are conservative and stem from people anecdotal experience or fairly outdated views from Charles Murray and co Yet there are serious issues with many of the assertions in the book For example the book indicates that not all students can learn everything and be expected to have same results but then it denigrates both tracking and I tests I agree with many of its criticisms of I tests but the Flynn effect does indicate that peer groups do effect I and that people can learn beyond those limitations Still the careful reader will see my frustration and its not just on intelligence plasticity Berliner attacks PISA scores but it is crucial to several other myths in the book The strongest sections were Myths about College and Career Readiness which tackles hyperbole about STEM ualifications and the job placement including that in many STEM fields we are already over saturated almost as much as in the humanities etc This book however tackled no myths that are popular in Education schools but debunked outside of it learning styles while not mentioned is not dealt with and many psychological myths held by teachers aren t dealt with as well Special Education students being unsuccessful academically in general is not dealt with and this too is a common myth among teachers despite it being a plank of progressive education and the movement towards inclusion since the late 1990s This book pretty much solely aims itself at myths about education but not commonly held by educators In that the agenda is shown Myths about Teachers while often true reads like an NEA pamphlet which makes moderates and conservatives distrust the book Further some of the myths being debunked haven t even been dominant in the popular media for twenty years Ed Hirsch s background knowledge and minimal literacy gets unfairly attacked and attacked as if it is mentioned often currently