ERIC Number: ED533223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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What's Wrong with Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them
Zwaagstra, Michael C.; Clifton, Rodney A.; Long, John C.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
"What's Wrong with Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them" examines the status of public education in North America and exposes many of the absurd instructional practices found in all-too-many schools. Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research evidence clearly presented. With chapter titles like, "Subject Matter Matters," "A Pass Should be Earned," and "There is Too Much Edu-Babble," the authors systematically demolish the ridiculous fads that have taken hold of public education. As unashamed apologists for the importance of knowledge and content in school curricula, the authors clearly show why the views of romantic progressives, like those of popular author Alfie Kohn, fail to stand up to rigorous scrutiny. A consistent focus on common sense permeates this book and provides parents, teachers, and administrators with practical ways in which they can help improve public education. Anyone interested in the future of public education will benefit from reading this book. For more information, visit www.fixingourschools.com.
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Tests, Discipline, Inclusion, Teacher Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Direct Instruction, Rote Learning, Homework, Grades (Scholastic), Unions
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators
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