Public and Private Education in America
"Public and Private Education in America: Examining the Facts" addresses controversial questions on education in America. In the book, Casey D. Cobb (PhD, '98) and Gene V Glass (emeritus faculty) answer a broad selection of the most contentious questions facing education in the United States today, among them:
• Do today’s full-time virtual schools offer a high-quality education for students?
• Are charter schools more innovative than traditional public schools?
• Are American schools less safe now than in the past?
• Does homeschooling lead to better outcomes for students than traditional public schools?
• Do school vouchers produce better student outcomes?
• Are small schools better than large schools in providing a quality education to students?
Addressing such topics as standardized testing, school choice, bilingual education and school safety, Cobb and Glass seek to “give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions — and confirming the factual validity of other assertions — that have gained traction in America’s political and cultural discourse.”
Each Q&A entry throughout the book is accompanied by a detailed explanation, citing research studies, combing through conflicting data and dispelling myths.