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Bracey to speak on public education Tuesday at DBHCC

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 25 - March 26, 1998

As part of Virginia Tech's 125th Anniversary events, Gerald Bracey, author of the widely acclaimed "Bracey Reports" on public education, will give a presentation Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m., in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. His topic is "Are the Public Schools a Good Buy? Data About Dollars and Achievement." A question-and-answer session with Bracey will follow.
The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Human Resources and Education. The campus community and the public are invited to attend.
Bracey first drew national attention in a 1991 article titled "Why Can't They be Like We Were?"; he has produced a series of seven reports on the state of public education, culminating in a book titled The Truth About America's Schools: The Bracey Reports, 1991-97, published by Phi Delta Kappa International. He also summarized many of his findings in Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions about Public Education in America. Published recently by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the book debunks 20 common myths about American schools. Bracey's writings have also appeared in the popular media.
For more information, contact Patrick Carlton at 1-9728 or carltonp@vt.edu.