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Why I Wrote This Book                             Page 41

 

 
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK ...

Christopher Tienken"When I was an assistant superintendent, I received multiple mandates from the Department of Education that seemed counterproductive and potentially harmful for children. I would often ask myself if there was any evidence to support the reform ideas coming out of Washington D.C., or the statehouse. This book pierces the veil of the new reform policies to find they are built not upon empirical evidence but rest solidly on a foundation of myths."

 

- Christopher H. Tienken, assistant professor of education administration, Seton Hall University, and AASA member since 2007, on co-authoring (with Donald C. Orlich) THE SCHOOL REFORM LANDSCAPE: FRAUD, MYTH, AND LIES (Rowman & Littlefield)