For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Improving Education in the US
A Political Paradox
  • Rafael Yanushevsky
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Improving Education in the US. A Political Paradox
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US education is in crisis. This history and analysis of the education system is an essential primer for parents, teachers, and school administrators, as well as parent–teacher organizations, education majors, education administration majors, the media, politicians, and everyone who wants to see American schools do a better job.

About the Author

Dr. Yanushevsky has published four books (his latest is Modern Missile Guidance,  2007) and over eighty scientific papers. He is included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in American Education, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, and Leading  Educators of the WorldSince moving to the United States and raising his family here, he has focused his skills in systems analysis on the US education system, a field that appears indeed to be as challenging as rocket science.

 

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So many studies have been carried out, so many experimental schools have shown success, and so many special interests have stood in the way of making real changes. Voters, reformers, and those who lead public opinion need to know more about...

So many studies have been carried out, so many experimental schools have shown success, and so many special interests have stood in the way of making real changes. Voters, reformers, and those who lead public opinion need to know more about what has been tried, what has worked, what has failed, and why; and how it is that other countries sometimes out-perform our schools.

The author considers the genesis of public schools in the United States, various aspects of public education systems from elementary school through university, trends in education and reform, and issues that still need to be addressed. The book contains information about public and private organizations, think tanks, institutions, and governmental bodies involved in public education reform. The author shows that the existing approaches to improve education are based on the same foolish idea that as long as the government spends enough on education, improvement is sure to follow. The bond between education and politics hinders progress in education. The problems facing schools as well as the recommended solutions are considered.

The author believes that multiple research attempts to improve the functioning of the existing education system has failed to bring any tangible results because experts in system analysis, operation research and optimal theory, who are able to approach complex problems, were excluded from this process. He uses his knowledge in these areas to explain what should be done for educational progress to become reality.


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Pages 288
Year: 2011
LC Classification: LA217.2.Y37 2011
Dewey code: 379.73--dc22
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