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Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight
Responses to Misconceptions About Public Education in the U.S.

Second Edition
Gerald W. Bracey
Heinemann

Gerald Bracey knows there are three kinds of lies in education policy: lies, damned lies, and the statistics that reactionary reformers tout as evidence in favor of dismantling our public schools. In this second and substantially updated edition of the hard-hitting Setting the Record Straight, Bracey goes toe-to-toe with the opponents of quality public education. You'll learn how to discredit them in your own discussions by using the very logic and statistical analyses they purport to have on their side.

Bracey homes in on specific topics and themes around which agitators have created a host of mythological American school failures from the flimsiest of evidence. In fact, each essay begins with a question commonly heard in conversation about these alleged shortcomings, to which Bracey provides a brief, sound-byte-ready rebuttal. Then he follows it up with a full-length explanation, replete with statistical data and talking points that fully support his assertions—and silence those who would undermine education with disinformation.


Setting the Record Straight.
For more on the faulty assumptions behind No Child Left Behind, read Chapter Six.

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— Gerald W. Bracey

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