ContentsWhy consider opposing viewpoints?
ch. 1. What is the state of education in America?
1. Public education is failing / Tom DeWeese
2. Public education is not failing / Mike Rose
3. Standardized testing has negatively impacted public schools / Bobbie A. Solley
4. Standardized testing is a useful tool within public schools / Linda Crocker
5. Ignoring the mandates of Brown v. Board of Education will harm public schools / Theodore M. Shaw and Lee C. Bollinger
6. Moving beyond the mandates of Brown v. Board of Education will improve public schools / Juan Williams
ch. 2. Are alternatives to public education viable?
1. Privatizing education would be beneficial / Mark Harrison
2. Privatizing education would be harmful / John F. Covaleskie
3. Tuition vouchers are a good alternative to failing public education / Richard Fossey
4. Tuition vouchers are not a good alternative to current public education / Marcus Egan
5. Single-sex schools can improve education / Andrew Mullins
6. Single-sex schools will not improve education / Elena
ch. 3. Should religious and moral values be taught as part of public education?
1. Character education should be part of the American school system / Charles C. Haynes and Marvin W. Berkowitz
2. Character education is the wrong way to teach values / Bobby Ann Starnes
3. Critiques of Darwinian evolution should be taught in science classes / Stephen C. Meyer and John Angus Campbell
4. Intelligent design should not be taught in science classes / Craig E. Nelson
5. Religion has no place in a liberal arts education except as an object of study / Lucas Carpenter
6. A Christian liberal arts education provides a moral education / Guenter E. Salter
ch. 4. How should the education system be improved?
1. "No Child Left Behind" is working and should be reauthorized / George W. Bush
2. "No Child Left Behind" has failed and should be abandoned / Richard Rothstein
3. Competitive teacher compensation would improve education / Frederick M. Hess
4. Teacher compensation based on performance will not improve education / pt. 1. Reg Weaver ; pt. 2. Dave Riegel
5. Charter schools improve education / Margaret Spellings
6. Decentralized school districts improve public education / Lisa Snell
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|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- United States.
Privatization in education -- United States.
Religion in the public schools -- United States.
Moral education -- United States.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2009
Haugen, David M.,
290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-276) and index.