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Reforming Public Education: A Tragicomedy


by James Kauffman — September 27, 2010

People who should know better have written or said things about education that are wildly off-base, stunningly incoherent, or mind-numbingly insipid. A lot of the blame for public education’s mess has rightfully been heaped on educators. However, people in every walk of life, including school board members, legislators, business executives, journalists, and politicians too often disconnect their powers of reason when confronted by educational problems.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 27, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16168, Date Accessed: 10/20/2014 12:26:21 AM

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  • James Kauffman
    University of Virginia
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    JAMES M. KAUFFMAN (www.people.virginia.edu/~jmk9t/) is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Virginia. His latest book, The Tragicomedy of Public Education: Laughing and Crying, Thinking and Fixing, was published in early 2010 by Attainment.
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