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A Nation at Risk--Revisited

by Donald Orlich - May 02, 2003

April 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of a federally sponsored commission report - A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform. The ultimate result of the politically biased tract was to usher in massive untested, trial and error, educational reforms costing billions of dollars with no positive educational effect. This satire quotes much of the actual commission report as written. Only the subjects and verbs are changed to reflect how it might be released today.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 02, 2003
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11153, Date Accessed: 7/24/2021 5:36:22 PM

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  • Donald Orlich
    Washington State University
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    Donald C. Orlich is professor emeritus, Science Mathematics Engineering Education Center at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. He has been in public education since 1955 and has authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles and 18 books including Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, 7th edition, which was released by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in April. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Montana. In March 2001, the 160,000 member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development honored him with their “Affiliate Publications Award for Outstanding Affiliate Article” concerning high-stakes tests.
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