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Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
Debunks some goofy ideas--notions that schools control our economic destiny, money matters not in education, and American students' performance is uniformly dismal on international standardized tests. The United States offers more educational opportunities than other nations. Detractors and advocates of public education are given Rotten or Golden…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comparative Education, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
According to newly released Third International Mathematics and Science Study data, American children may score low on international comparisons because teachers are trying to teach them too many topics. Surprisingly, Florida's minimum competency testing program has not increased low-achievers' dropout rate. A recent "American…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Dropout Rate, Education Work Relationship