Educational Reform in an Era of Disinformation

David C. Berliner

Abstract


Data which suggest the failure of America's schools to educate its youth well do not survive careful scrutiny. School reforms based on these questionable data are wrongheaded and potentially distructive of quality education. Reforms of the kind proposed by those who have started from an assumption that America's schools have failed will exacerbate the differences between the "have" and the "have-not" school districts.

Keywords


Academic Achievement; Comparative Education; Educational Assessment; Educational Change; Educational Objectives; Educational Quality; Elementary Secondary Education; Equal Education; Foreign Countries; Misconceptions; Outcomes of Education; Productivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v1n2.1993

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