Uninformed Attacks on Public Education Have Increased

  • W. Charles Weis California State University Channel Islands


For decades politicians have disparaged public education for stagnant or slow achievement test score growth. Public education has been called a broken system that is failing our children and our future as a nation.  These increasingly misguided attacks are due to a lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, these uninformed opinions have resulted in policies that harm, rather than help students learn. This article confronts these opinions about education and sheds light on the facts.  

Author Biography

W. Charles Weis, California State University Channel Islands

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, CSUCI School of Education.

Co-Director of CODEL (Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership)

Advisor, Educational Leadership Programs

Contact Dr. Weis at charles.weis@csuci.edu


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How to Cite
WEIS, W. Charles. Uninformed Attacks on Public Education Have Increased. Allies for Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, aug. 2017. ISSN 2476-2512. Available at: <https://journals.library.csuci.edu/ojs/index.php/afe/article/view/136>. Date accessed: 17 june 2018.
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disparagement; achievement, political; attacks; poverty