The Manufactured Crisis

Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools


By David C. Berliner

By Bruce J. Biddle

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The Manufactured Crisis debunks the myths that test scores in America's schools are falling, that illiteracy is rising, and that better funding has no benefit. It shares the good news about public education. Disputing conventional wisdom, this book ignited debate in Newsweek, The New York Times, and the entire teaching profession. Winner of the American Educational Research Association book award, The Manufactured Crisis is the best source of facts and analysis for people who care about what's really happening in our schools.
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On Sale
Aug 26, 1996
Page Count
432 pages
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David C. Berliner

About the Author

David C. Berliner, Ph.D., is Regents' Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University, and past recipient of the Friends of Education Award from the National Education Association.

Bruce J. Biddle, Ph.D., is editor of the journal Social Psychology of Education, and serves as professor of both Psychology and Sociology at the University of Missouri.

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