School Reform: The Great American Brain Robbery

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School Reform: The Great American Brain Robbery exposes the apparent takeover of the public schools by private bidders as well as the role that the current federal administration is playing to destroy a noble institution. The author’s 50 years in public education are evident as he provides a non-jargon background for the reader. He debunks myths, half-truths, and sacred cows, such as the standards movement, which Orlich labels “spitballs on the wall.” School Reform...is a must-read book to understand the problems, players and ultimate outcomes of the current school reform fiasco. The text actively engages the reader. “A Decalogue of School Reform Fallacies” is worth the price of the book alone. Each chapter illustrates the many unique issues attendant with public education. The book concludes with a blueprint of what authentic school improvement might look like, including elimination of the U.S. Department of Education.

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