Cover image for Education : opposing viewpoints
Title:
Education : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Williams, Mary E., 1960-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is the state of public education? -- Should parents be allowed to choose their children's schools? -- Are multicultural approaches good for education? -- What role should religious and moral values play in public education? -- How could public education be improved?
ISBN:
9780737701241

9780737701258
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
LA217.2 .E37 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
LA217.2 .E37 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
LA217.2 .E37 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Standardized testing, No Child Left Behind, diversity, and character education are among the topics covered in this newly updated anthology. Chapters include: What is the State of Education? Are Alternatives to Public Education Viable? What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education? How Could Public Education Be Improved?


Summary

Standardized testing, No Child Left Behind, diversity, and character education are among the topics covered in this newly updated anthology. Chapters include: What is the State of Education? Are Alternatives to Public Education Viable? What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education? How Could Public Education Be Improved?


Table of Contents

Karl ZinsmeisterDavid C. BerlinerLaurence SteinbergJames WhiteKati HaycockLawrence W. ReedDonald LambroCharles J. Chaput and Reggie White and Sara WhiteLlewellyn H. RockwellJeff JacobyGary OrfieldLawrence W. ReedKatherine PflegerJames A. Banks and Gena Dagel CaponiThomas J. FamularoCameron McCarthyAlvin J. SchmidtOfelia GarciaLinda ChavezDavid R. CarlinAnn DonnellyTom Peters and Jim Allison and Susan BatteRobert E. KofahlEugenie Scott and Leon LynnE.D. Hirsch Jr.Deborah MeierJesse JacksonWalter WilliamsBill ClintonErnest R. HouseKarl ZinsmeisterDavid C. BerlinerLaurence SteinbergJames WhiteKati HaycockLawrence W. ReedDonald LambroCharles J. Chaput and Reggie White and Sara WhiteLlewellyn H. RockwellJeff JacobyGary OrfieldLawrence W. ReedKatherine PflegerJames A. Banks and Gena Dagel CaponiThomas J. FamularoCameron McCarthyAlvin J. SchmidtOfelia GarciaLinda ChavezDavid R. CarlinAnn DonnellyTom Peters and Jim Allison and Susan BatteRobert E. KofahlEugenie Scott and Leon LynnE.D. Hirsch Jr.Deborah MeierJesse JacksonWalter WilliamsBill ClintonErnest R. House
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Is the State of Public Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. The Quality of Public Education Has Declinedp. 17
2. The Quality of Public Education Has Not Declinedp. 26
3. Poor Commitment to Academic Achievement Hampers Public Educationp. 32
4. Low Expectations Hamper Public Educationp. 37
5. Racial and Financial Inequities Hamper Public Educationp. 41
6. Poorly Trained Teachers Hamper Public Educationp. 46
Periodical Bibliographyp. 51
Chapter 2 Should Parents Be Allowed to Choose Their Children's Schools?
Chapter Prefacep. 53
1. The Government Should Offer School Tuition Vouchersp. 54
2. The Government Should Not Offer School Tuition Vouchersp. 58
3. Choice Programs Should Include Religious Schoolsp. 64
4. Religious Schools Will Be Harmed by Choice Programsp. 70
5. Charter Schools Are Beneficialp. 76
6. Charter Schools May Be Harmfulp. 80
7. Homeschooling Is Viablep. 84
8. Homeschooling May Not Be Viablep. 89
Periodical Bibliographyp. 93
Chapter 3 Are Multicultural Approaches Good for Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 95
1. Multicultural Education Is Beneficialp. 96
2. Multicultural Education Is Counterproductivep. 103
3. Curricula and Textbooks Should Reflect Multiculturalismp. 109
4. Textbooks Favoring Multiculturalism Distort Historyp. 118
5. Bilingual Education Is Beneficialp. 126
6. Bilingual Education Is a Failurep. 130
Periodical Bibliographyp. 135
Chapter 4 What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 137
1. Schools Should Teach Moral Valuesp. 138
2. Schools Cannot Teach Moral Valuesp. 144
3. School-Sponsored Prayer Should Be Allowedp. 148
4. School-Sponsored Prayer Is Unconstitutionalp. 152
5. Scientific Evidence Against Evolution and for Creation Should Be Included in Science Curriculap. 158
6. Creationism Should Not Be Included in Science Curriculap. 163
Periodical Bibliographyp. 167
Chapter 5 How Could Public Education Be Improved?
Chapter Prefacep. 169
1. Conservative Educational Policies Would Benefit Public Schoolsp. 170
2. Progressive Educational Policies Would Benefit Public Schoolsp. 178
3. Increased Funding Would Improve Public Educationp. 187
4. Increased Funding Does Not Improve Public Educationp. 191
5. Ending Social Promotions Would Improve Academic Achievementp. 195
6. Flunking Students Does Not Improve Academic Achievementp. 200
Periodical Bibliographyp. 203
For Further Discussionp. 204
Organizations to Contactp. 207
Bibliography of Booksp. 212
Indexp. 216
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Is the State of Public Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. The Quality of Public Education Has Declinedp. 17
2. The Quality of Public Education Has Not Declinedp. 26
3. Poor Commitment to Academic Achievement Hampers Public Educationp. 32
4. Low Expectations Hamper Public Educationp. 37
5. Racial and Financial Inequities Hamper Public Educationp. 41
6. Poorly Trained Teachers Hamper Public Educationp. 46
Periodical Bibliographyp. 51
Chapter 2 Should Parents Be Allowed to Choose Their Children's Schools?
Chapter Prefacep. 53
1. The Government Should Offer School Tuition Vouchersp. 54
2. The Government Should Not Offer School Tuition Vouchersp. 58
3. Choice Programs Should Include Religious Schoolsp. 64
4. Religious Schools Will Be Harmed by Choice Programsp. 70
5. Charter Schools Are Beneficialp. 76
6. Charter Schools May Be Harmfulp. 80
7. Homeschooling Is Viablep. 84
8. Homeschooling May Not Be Viablep. 89
Periodical Bibliographyp. 93
Chapter 3 Are Multicultural Approaches Good for Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 95
1. Multicultural Education Is Beneficialp. 96
2. Multicultural Education Is Counterproductivep. 103
3. Curricula and Textbooks Should Reflect Multiculturalismp. 109
4. Textbooks Favoring Multiculturalism Distort Historyp. 118
5. Bilingual Education Is Beneficialp. 126
6. Bilingual Education Is a Failurep. 130
Periodical Bibliographyp. 135
Chapter 4 What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education?
Chapter Prefacep. 137
1. Schools Should Teach Moral Valuesp. 138
2. Schools Cannot Teach Moral Valuesp. 144
3. School-Sponsored Prayer Should Be Allowedp. 148
4. School-Sponsored Prayer Is Unconstitutionalp. 152
5. Scientific Evidence Against Evolution and for Creation Should Be Included in Science Curriculap. 158
6. Creationism Should Not Be Included in Science Curriculap. 163
Periodical Bibliographyp. 167
Chapter 5 How Could Public Education Be Improved?
Chapter Prefacep. 169
1. Conservative Educational Policies Would Benefit Public Schoolsp. 170
2. Progressive Educational Policies Would Benefit Public Schoolsp. 178
3. Increased Funding Would Improve Public Educationp. 187
4. Increased Funding Does Not Improve Public Educationp. 191
5. Ending Social Promotions Would Improve Academic Achievementp. 195
6. Flunking Students Does Not Improve Academic Achievementp. 200
Periodical Bibliographyp. 203
For Further Discussionp. 204
Organizations to Contactp. 207
Bibliography of Booksp. 212
Indexp. 216