Jay Greene: Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About our Schools-And Why It Isn't So

Event Date - November 16, 2005

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Goldwater Institute Book Forum

Jay P. Greene, author: Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About our Schools-And Why It Isn't So

Conventional wisdom tells us that public schools are underfunded and teachers are underpaid. In Education Myths, education scholar Jay P. Greene examines 18 common education myths, including claims that special education programs burden public schools, teachers are underpaid, private schools are racially segregated, school choice drains resources from public schools, and a dozen more of today's most contentious education issues. Greene's research was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers and has been published in leading academic journals and major national newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Education Myths refutes the fictions with the facts, and provides research-based recommendations for reform.

Please join us for this important and timely discussion with Jay Greene, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, about improving education.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Goldwater Institute Courtyard, 500 East Coronado Road, Phoenix

One block north of McDowell, west of 7th Street

Who's Writing Now? brings nationally-recognized authors to Phoenix for discussions of their books and current policy issues. These free events are open to the public and provide an opportunity for the sharing of ideas in a casual setting.

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