<The Manufactured Crisis by David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle, 1995, Addison Wesley. > I have heard of this book and, as a matter of fact, have heard Gerald Bracey speak on the same topic. He publishes yearly Bracey reports (I think in Educational Leadership) in which he shows the same read on the data. I have intuitively thought that it was true that today's students know as much, if not more, than my peers and I knew in the 50s and 60s. They are learning topics in grade school I never heard of until college. It's a fascinating look at statistics. More students are learning more now!!! A lot of his discussion concerns mathematics because of the international research. A good read and a very thought-provoking speaker.
tonya urbatsch davenport community schools davenport, ia