ERIC Number: EJ797410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Are Demographics the Nation's Destiny?
Glass, Gene V.
School Administrator, v65 n6 p38-39 Jun 2008
In this article, the author discusses the demographic trends affecting America's public schools. As an expert on empirical evaluation of education, the author believes the major debates over vouchers, charter schools, bilingual education, and other issues are not really about preparing the next generation to compete with China or India, or about moving America's 4th graders up the ladder of international test results. Rather, he states, they are about cutting costs and turning some public schools into "quasi-private" places for a privileged few.
Descriptors: Demography, Politics of Education, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education, Advantaged, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Cultural Context, Motivation, Outcomes of Education, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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