The Educational Morass: Overcoming the Stalemate in American Education

The Educational Morass: Overcoming the Stalemate in American Education

by Myron Lieberman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578866229
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/20/2007
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Dr. Myron Lieberman is widely regarded internationally as a leading authority on educational policy and practice. In addition to service as a public school teacher, university professor, school board labor negotiator, union leader, legislative consultant in the United States and Canada, and author or coauthor of 18 books and scores of articles in professional and lay media, Dr. Lieberman has been a faculty member at leading universities and speaker on educational employment relations at professional meetings.

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Conventional Reforms Reconsidered     1
The Achievement Gap and Other Perennials     3
Charter Schools     27
Educational Research     48
Teacher Education and Certification     69
The Real Cost of Public Education     93
Teacher Representation: Past, Present, and Future     119
The Impact of Collective Bargaining in Public Education     121
Union Power or School Board Weakness?     147
Individual Representation: Back to the Future?     170
School Choice     193
The Triumph of the Equalitarians     195
The Strategy and Tactics of School Choice     220
Education's Information System     247
Education in the Media     249
Credence Goods and the Accountability Gap     272
The Public School Establishment     299
Index     303
About the Author     315

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