ERIC Number: ED519333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality
Bracey, Gerald W.
Educational Research Service
Are America's schools broken? "Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality" seeks to address misconceptions about America's schools by taking on the credo "what can be measured matters." To the contrary, Dr. Bracey makes a persuasive case that much of what matters cannot be assessed on a multiple choice test. The challenge for educators is to deal effectively with an incomplete accountability system--while creating a broader understanding of successful schools and teachers. School leaders must work to define, maintain, and increase essential skills that may not be measured in today's accountability plans. Those who work in America's schools will find Dr. Bracey's work uplifting and convincing. Those who seek the truth about our schools will develop a deeper understanding of the multi-faceted reality, rejecting a simplistic view of school success. "Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality" is an excellent book study for school leaders and educational teams working to increase true student achievement and dispel the misinformation about schools so often disseminated as truth.
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability, Misconceptions, Public Schools, Evaluation Methods, Leadership Responsibility, Skill Development, Educational History, War, Social Influences, Scores, United States History, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations, STEM Education, Competition, Role of Education, Democracy
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study; SAT (College Admission Test)
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