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ERIC Number: EJ775338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Improper Diagnosis, Reckless Treatment
Mishel, Lawrence; Rothstein, Richard
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n1 p31-32, 49-51 Sep 2007
In the June "Kappan," Marc Tucker summarized the "Tough Choices" report, the sequel to a report issued in 1990 by a predecessor group, which attributed the nation's low productivity growth in the 1970s and 1980s to inadequate American schools. The authors critiqued it and charged Tucker with trying to stampede policy makers into adopting reckless school reform recommendations by asserting, without evidence, that an emerging international economy made K-12 schools obsolete and by claiming that adoption of the report's proposals could prevent middle-class living standards from falling. Continuing the debate begun in the June "Kappan" issue, they present more evidence to counter what they view as erroneous assertions and unsound recommendations from the "Tough Choices or Tough Times" report. (Contains 14 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A