Bashing American schools

Clinchy, Evans
December 1997
Nieman Reports;Winter97, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p58
Focuses on how the print and visual media damage the American system of public education. Result of the survey of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study about mathematical ability of American eight graders; Description of the report `A Nation at Risk' on the failure of public schools to educate the students; Use of the psychometric data as a sole measure of educational quality; Discussion on the defects of the tests and the results of the tests.


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