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About the Author
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 ContentsAcknowledgments
Liberty and Justice For All
The Education Reform King With a Styrofoam Crown
A Catalogue of Reform Fallacies
The No Child Left Behind Act
The Path of High-Risk Implications for Public Education
High Stakes, Low Quality
World-Class Standards That Are Too Big To Fail
Charter Schools: Separate But Legal
What Now? A Way Forward
What People are Saying About This
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.
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.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 stars. Great insight!
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.
"Wanna help plan it?"
Sits at the lunch table
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.
Just got my copy and read in a few days! yes, read this book! It's an important subject matter and a timely release.
An excellent read. I recommend this for all working in education as well as those invested in their children's well-being.