ERIC Number: EJ552829
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Public Schools and the Public Good.
Alexander, Karl L.
Social Forces, v76 n1 p1-30 Sep 1997
Argues that the purported decline in public education is exaggerated and the accomplishments of public education neglected. Offers favorable evidence on student achievement and minority-majority comparisons, and suggests that recent trends in educational expenditures, class size, and curricular patterns should boost achievement. Addresses prospects for further school improvement in light of current popular reforms. Contains 149 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presidential address at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (60th, New Orleans, LA, April 1997).