ERIC Number: ED369850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Education in America. Opposing Viewpoints.
Cozic, Charles P., Ed.
This book, part of a series about differing viewpoints on education in America, examines how education can be improved for this and future generations of America's youth. The following papers and their authors are included: "Public Education Needs Extensive Reform" (John Taylor Gatto); "Public Education Does Not Need Extensive Reform" (Gerald Bracey); "A Longer School Year Would Improve Public Education (Chester Finn); opposing view--Colman McCarthy; "Eliminating Standardized Tests Would Improve Schools" (D. Monty Neill, Moe J. Medina); opposing view--Gregory J. Cizek, Ramsay Selden; "National Teacher Certification Would Improve Teaching" (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards); opposing view--William Raspberry; "Merit Pay Programs Would Improve Teacher Performance" Lamar Alexander; opposing view--Keith Geiger; "Extended Teacher Education Produces More Effective Teachers" (Robert G. Carroll); opposing view--Willis D. Hawley; "Parental School Choice Programs Would Improve Education" (John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moe); opposing view--Bill Honig; "Government Should Offer School Vouchers" (Sally D. Reed); opposing view--House of Representatives Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education; "Choice Programs Should Include Religious Schools" (Myron Lieberman); opposing view--Americans for Religious Liberty; "Multiculturalism Benefits All Students" (New York State Social Studies Review and Development Committee); opposing view--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.; "The Afrocentric Idea in Education" (Molefi Kete Asante); opposing view--Anne Wortham;"Bilingual Education Helps Minority Children" (Rita Esquivel); opposing view--Rosalie Pedalino Porter; "Public Schools Should Teach Religious Studies" (Warren A. Nord); opposing view--R. Joseph Hoffmann; "Public Schools Should Allow Formal Prayer" (William E. Dannemeyer); opposing view--Edd Doerr; "Student Religious Clubs Should Be Allowed in Public Schools" (Robert K. Skolrood); opposing view--Jon G. Murray; "The Tenure System Should Be Preserved" (Henry Rosovsky); opposing view--Page Smith; "Universities Should Strive for a Culturally Diverse Student Body" (Troy Duster); opposing view--Dinesh D'Souza; "Universities Should Teach Multiculturalism" (Beverly Guy-Sheftall); and opposing view--George F. Will. (GLR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Merit Pay, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Public Schools, Religion, School Choice, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Tenure
Greenhaven Press, Inc., P.O. Box 289009, San Diego, CA 92198-0009 (library edition: ISBN-0-89908-188-6; paperback: ISBN-0-89908-163-0).
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