Public Education / Edition 1

Public Education / Edition 1

by Myron Lieberman, M. Lieberman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674722345

ISBN-13: 9780674722347

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Harvard University Press


In this blistering critique of our failing public schools and our fuzzy thinking about how to fix them, Myron Lieberman explains why public education is in irreversible and terminal decline and tells us what we must do to get American schooling back on track. No other book on educational policy or reform covers such a broad range of issues or draws upon such…  See more details below

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In this blistering critique of our failing public schools and our fuzzy thinking about how to fix them, Myron Lieberman explains why public education is in irreversible and terminal decline and tells us what we must do to get American schooling back on track. No other book on educational policy or reform covers such a broad range of issues or draws upon such extensive empirical data across such diverse academic disciplines. This is a refreshingly clear analysis of our educational crisis and a rallying cry for market-system approaches to school reform. Nobody emerges unscathed--Lieberman's analysis challenges the advocates of choice as well as the defenders of the public schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674722347
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

1Why an Autopsy?1
2The Future Context of Public Education17
3Producer-Consumer Conflict45
4The Information System of Public Education67
5Educational Information Under a Market System94
6The Real Costs of Public Education114
7Educational Outcomes as an Efficiency Issue143
8The Educational Consequences of Racial Conflict171
9Equality of Educational Opportunity Reconsidered202
10The Impact of Higher Education on the Public Schools230
11Educational Research and Development249
12The Educational Agenda and Its Problems273
13The Transition Solution297
Epilogue317
Notes341
Index367

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