The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies

The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies

by Christopher H. Tienken, Donald C. Orlich

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ISBN-13: 9781475802580
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher H. Tienken is an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ in the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy.

Donald C. Orlich is Professor Emeritus of Education and Science Instruction at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. He is the author of numerous published papers and author or co-author or 16 published books.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1
Liberty and Justice For All
Chapter 2
The Education Reform King With a Styrofoam Crown
Chapter 3
A Catalogue of Reform Fallacies
Chapter 4
The No Child Left Behind Act
Chapter 5
The Path of High-Risk Implications for Public Education
Chapter 6
High Stakes, Low Quality
Chapter 7
World-Class Standards That Are Too Big To Fail
Chapter 8
Charter Schools: Separate But Legal
Chapter 9
What Now? A Way Forward

What People are Saying About This

Kenyon Kummings

Tienken and Orlich pull back the curtain on the latest evolution of school reform proposals to reveal that many policies and practices are founded upon bankrupt slogans, ideology, and myths. They outline the purpose and value of the unitary, democratic system of public education and how such a system is meant to create and facilitate equity and social mobility. The authors present evidenced-based suggestions for education policy and provide school leaders and policy makers with ideas they can use to take action. This should be required reading for every parent, educator, and politician in America.

Richard A. Flanary

The School Reform Landscape: Fear, Mythology, and Lies provides a comprehensive and thorough depiction of school reform. In order to recognize the current state of school reform, it is imperative to know where we’ve been. The authors’ treatment of the school reform landscape is complete, honest, enlightening and a must read.

Yong Zhao

The education reform emperor has no clothes! Tienken and Orlich bravely and brilliantly tell the inconvenient truth about the mega reforms in American education history with abundant evidence, incisive analysis, and infectious passion to defend public education. A must read for all concerned about the fate of public schools and America’s future.

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The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
muhunthan More than 1 year ago
5 stars. Great insight! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book captures what is really needed in today's school reform... practical insight about what's needed for the future, using a factual, comprehensive and critical review of the past as a foundation. Bravo to the authors. 
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"Wanna help plan it?"
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Walks in.
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Sits at the lunch table
MarkL2 More than 1 year ago
These guys are smart. They make it easy to understand the complexities of school reform and the underlying objectives of the major players.  A worthwhile read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just got my copy and read in a few days! yes, read this book! It's an important subject matter and a timely release. 
Alicia1201 More than 1 year ago
An excellent read. I recommend this for all working in education as well as those invested in their children's well-being.