ERIC Number: ED376596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
What's Right with American Public Education?
Perry, Ronald J.
Over the years, criticism of public education has given rise to reform and renewal. This paper describes what is right with education. The following positive developments have occurred within the last 2 decades: (1) increased student enrollment and retention; (2) improved literacy; (3) improved student performance on standardized tests; (4) a rise in enrollment at institutions of higher education; (5) high-quality, professional educators who provide a variety of services; (6) improved educational technology; and (7) widespread public satisfaction with the quality of education. Other improvements include an upgrading of curriculum, closer monitoring of student progress, enhancement of testing systems, increased emphasis on academics, higher graduation standards, and countless experimental models for instructional methods and school organization. Moreover, initiatives for improvement have arisen from new sources--teachers, parents, government officials, and members of the business community. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (48th, Indian Wells, CA, August 9-13, 1994).