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David Berliner
The Manufactured Crisis

Original Airdate: July 31, 1996


About the Author

After a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, Berliner received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University. He also was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


About this Book

Over the past decade a rising chorus of critics - from William Bennett to Allan Bloom - has decried the supposedly dire state of our public schools. Kids aren't learning what they should, violence and chaos reign in the classroom, and bureaucracy strangles attempts at reform. But how much of that grim image is really true?