"The Manufactured Crisis debunks the myths that test scores in America’s schools are falling, that illiteracy is rising, and that better funding has no benefit. It shares the good news about public ed"
Berliner (psychology and education, Arizona State U.-Tempe) and Biddle (journal editor, Social Psychology of Education) debunk familiar statistics about public schools and prove that SAT scores are rising for many groups, investments in education pay off in greater student achievements and earnings, and that many private schools are not better than public schools. They examine misguided proposals for correcting fictitious problems, and offer solutions to the real problems American schools face. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)