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Research Resources on Attacks on Public Education

Research to Counter Policy Attacks

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice - Policy Briefs, Research Reviews
Its mission is to improve public education for all students in the Great Lakes region through the support and dissemination of high quality, academically sound research on education policy and practices. Its published work is done by independent researchers associated with major universities across the country; is empirically sound and meets recognized requirements of academic and social science scholarship; and, is subject to a rigorous peer review process.

National Education Policy Center - Policy Briefs, Research Reviews
The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. We are guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence.


Fact Checks

Media Matters for America Example: Stossel’s Attacks On Public Education Feature Misleading, Out-Of Context...


Background on Attacks on Public Education The global assault on teaching, teachers, and their unions: stories for resistance
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Kathleen Malu review: "This edited volume should be required reading for everyone interested in public education. In a series of powerfully written chapters, the editors make an irrefutable case for their argument that teachers’ unions have a critically important role to play in shaping the future of public education. Moreover, they show how this future is currently under attack across the globe from big business and conservative politicians including neoliberals and social conservatives."


Regeneración, the Association of Raza Educators Quarterly February 2010, Volume 1, Issue Number 2
Issue Theme: The Attacks on Public Education
Essay, Dr. Thomas Philip, UCLA: Desegregation, the Attack on Public Education, and the inadvertent Critiques of Critical Educators ( PDF, 7.78 MB, 30 pgs.)


David C. Berliner, Bruce J. Biddle, 1995: The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America’s Public Schools

John F. Jennings, 1996: Travels Without Charley
As a result of these attacks, I saw teachers and administrators turning inward, becoming discouraged, and not engaging in the debate with the public about... ( PDF, 121 KB, 7 pgs.)


How Public Education Advocates Can Respond

Commonweal Institute, 2004: Responding to the Attack on Public Education and Teacher Unions
The report provides a detailed plan for how public education advocates can work… ( PDF, 924 KB, 128 pgs.)



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