David Berliner was recently in Portland! at Concordia University to talk about his book 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America's Public Schools. The presentation was recorded by Metro East Community Media and will air a few times in May. See TV dates and times below. The video will later be available on the PAAOregon YouTube channel.
Sun 05-22-2016 · 6:30 PM
Thu 05-26-2016 · 9 PM
Sat 05-28-2016 · 5 PM
Tue 05-24-2016 · 11 AM
Dr. Berliner argues that many citizens' conception of K-12 public education in the United States is more myth than reality. Warped opinions about our nation's public schools include: they are inferior to private schools; they are among the worst in the world in math and science; teachers should be fired if their students don't score at the national average, and on and on.
With more than a little humor, Berliner separates fact from fiction as he focuses our attention on modern education reform and explains how the mythical failure of public education has been created and perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests who stand to gain from its destruction. His method of debunking these falsehoods is to argue against their logic, criticize the data supporting them, and present more credible contradictory data.