Education: Opposing Viewpoints Series

Education: Opposing Viewpoints Series

by Mary E. Williams

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ISBN-13: 9780737701241
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?7
Introduction10
Chapter 1What Is the State of Education?
Chapter Preface14
1The Quality of Public Education Has Declined16
2The Quality of Public Education Has Not Declined23
3An Emphasis on Diversity Has Harmed Education29
4An Emphasis on Diversity Benefits Education36
5Incompetent Teachers Harm Public Education43
6Racial and Economic Inequities Harm Public Education47
Periodical Bibliography54
Chapter 2Are Alternatives to Public Education Viable?
Chapter Preface56
1Tuition Vouchers Can Improve Education58
2Tuition Vouchers Will Not Improve Education66
Part I
Part II
3Tuition Vouchers Promote Religious Liberty73
4Tuition Vouchers Threaten Religious Liberty78
5Home Schooling Is a Viable Alternative to Public Education83
6Public Education Is Preferable to Home Schooling89
7Single-Sex Schools Deserve Support94
8Single-Sex Schools Do Not Deserve Support100
Preiodical Bibliography104
Chapter 3What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education?
Chapter Preface106
1Schools Should Provide Character Education108
2Character Education Will Likely Fail115
3The Ten Commandments Should Be Posted in Public Schools120
4The Ten Commandments Should Not Be Posted in Public Schools126
5Creationism Should Be Excluded from Science Courses130
6The Avoidance of Creationism in Science Courses Stifles Debate137
Periodical Bibliography142
Chapter 4How Could Public Education Be Improved?
Chapter Preface144
1Standardized Testing and Assessment Improve Education146
2Standardized Testing and Assessment Do Not Improve Education151
3The No Child Left Behind Act Is Improving Education155
4The No Child Left Behind Act Is Not Improving Education162
5Schools Serving the Poor Need to Emphasize Responsibility and Discipline169
6Schools Serving the Poor Need Increased Federal Funding173
Periodical Bibliography177
For Further Discussion178
Organizations to Contact180
Bibliography of Books185
Index187

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