Top Ten Myths in Education: Fantasies Americans Love to Believe
- Publish Date: 2000-06-07
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Larry E. Frase;William Streshly
The creation of American education was based largely on myth, and myths continue to rule education. The myth that gave birth to American education lies in the promise that education could cure America of its social diseases, unemployment, and crime.
Myths do not occur by chance. Sometimes a bit of reality sparks an idea, only to be adopted and cultivated by a needy person or group of people in search of understanding. Other times, a myth is created for profit and gain rather than to benefit those it is purported to serve. The motives for manufacturing myths are not so much the theme of this book as are exposing and dispelling widespread current practices as myths. Frase and Streshly expose the myths that retard educational improvement and suggest reforms that would cost the taxpayer nothing. In fact, dispelling all of the top 10 myths would catapult America's school performance far ahead of its nearest competition-for less money than we are currently spending!