ERIC Number: ED379805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
What's Right with Schools.
OSSC Bulletin, v38 n2 Oct 1994
Many Americans share the belief that public education is in crisis; however, a number of researchers have challenged that assumption. This document examines what research reveals about public education in the United States and its students. Further, it distinguishes the areas in which education can affect children from the areas that lie beyond the control of education. Finally, it describes exemplary programs from around the country. The first two chapters offer analyses of SAT scores and achievement test scores in reading, mathematics, social studies, and science. Chapter 3 looks at comparisons between U.S. students and those of other countries. The fourth chapter discusses students attending and completing college, and examines the arguments for and against providing a college education for a large segment of the population. Types of dropout rates and an analysis of them are provided in chapter 5. The sixth and seventh chapters describe the preparation of students for the workplace and the role of the school in dealing with societal problems. The final chapter offers examples of some school programs that emphasize intervention; provide a sense of focus; provide a safe, caring environment; prepare non-college-bound students for careers; and offer integrated services. A four-page Bulletin in Brief, "What's Right with Schools," two tables, and seven figures are included. Contains 45 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Dropout Rate, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Performance, Public Education, Standardized Tests, Test Score Decline
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.