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Lieberman, Myron 1919-

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Works: 68 works in 208 publications in 1 language and 9,426 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: LA217, 371.010973
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Most widely held works by Myron Lieberman
Public education : an autopsy by Myron Lieberman( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this blistering critique of our failing public schools and our fuzzy thinking about how to fix them, Myron Lieberman explains why public education is in irreversible and terminal decline and tells us what we must do to get American schooling back on track. No other book on educational policy or reform covers such a broad range of issues or draws upon such extensive empirical data across such diverse academic disciplines. This is a refreshingly clear analysis of our educational crisis and a rallying cry for market-system approaches to school reform. Lieberman contends that the major deficiencies of public education are inherent in the act that government provides the service: the government's role as producer of education conflicts with its role as protector of consumer interests, and the conflicts are overwhelmingly resolved in favor of its producer role. He presents a comprehensive analysis of the alternatives, concluding that the existing system must be replaced by a three-sector industry encompassing public, non-profit, and for-profit schools, with for-profit schools playing an important role. His analysis covers the enormous underestimation of the real cost of public education, the overestimation of its benefits, the breakdown of its information system, the destructive role of higher education, the media emphasis on secondary issues such as multiculturalism, the futility of educational research and development, the role of teacher unions in protecting the status quo, and the antimarket bias that pervades every aspect of public education. Lieberman also analyzes the implications of a market system for equality of educational opportunity; in his view, the critics of a market system of education have ignored the evidence that free enterprise has done more than government to equalize the human condition. Despite his strong criticisms of public education, Lieberman is also highly critical of the educational choice movement for its ineptitude in moving toward a market system. Nobody emerges unscathed - his analysis challenges the advocates of choice as well as the defenders of the public schools. Certain to be controversial, this is a book for everyone seriously involved with education - politicians, administrators, teachers, school board members, teacher union officials, education writers and reporters, academics, and parents
Privatization and educational choice by Myron Lieberman( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes how and why educational choice movements will affect public education. It uses a public-choice approach to argue that both the supporters and opponents of private and school choice have failed to address several critical issues. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 is devoted to the rationale for contracting out instructional services, its development in other public services, and its advantages and disadvantages. Chapter 3 focuses on two issues critical to all forms of privatization--comparative costs and the evaluation of outcomes. The fourth chapter examines previous efforts to contract out instruction and issues for making such efforts more effective. Chapter 5 discusses educational vouchers and the broader political and intellectual controversy over whether certain services should be provided through our political or our economic system. Competition issues raised by voucher proposals are discussed in the sixth chapter, and chapter 7 takes up four independent arguments for vouchers. The eighth chapter presents a political analysis of voucher plans and an assessment of their chances for enactment. Chapter 9 discusses whether or not privatization will develop as a cottage industry or as a large-scale enterprise and explores the possibilities of franchising certain kinds of educational services. Proposals for the withdrawal of government support for and provision of education ("load shedding") are analyzed in the 10th chapter, with a focus on home schooling. The final chapter analyzes the ethical and professional issues raised by privatization in education. Seven tables, an index, and notes for each chapter are included. (Lmi)
The future of public education by Myron Lieberman( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond public education by Myron Lieberman( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education as a profession by Myron Lieberman( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teacher unions : how the NEA and AFT sabotage reform and hold students, parents, teachers, and taxpayers hostage to bureauacracy by Myron Lieberman( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone wants to reform public education in America. But few realize that the principal obstruction to all reform is a pair of powerful and well-entrenched organizations: the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Collective negotiations for teachers : an approach to school administration by Myron Lieberman( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers evaluating teachers : peer review and the new unionism by Myron Lieberman( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a writer on education reform, Myron Lieberman has criticized America's two largest teacher organizations - the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - for standing in the way of needed improvement in our system of public education. One of the most telling criticisms of these organizations is that they have been too quick to defend teachers charged with incompetence. In response to this charge from Lieberman and others, the NEA and the AFT have championed a "new unionism," under which the teacher unions themselves, and their local affiliates, assume responsibility for ensuring teacher competence by instituting peer review systems. In Teachers Evaluating Teachers, Lieberman explores the peer review phenomenon and the teacher unions' stake in perpetuating it. The true test of a program's success should be improvement in teacher competence, which would lead to gains in student achievement, but Lieberman argues that there is no evidence that student scores on standardized tests have improved in districts with peer review. Indeed, Lieberman shows that peer review has had little or no impact on the number of teachers dismissed on grounds of poor performance
Public-sector bargaining : a policy reappraisal by Myron Lieberman( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educational morass : overcoming the stalemate in American education by Myron Lieberman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The equal-opportunity, grand-daddy longlegs of all curmudgeons, Myron Lieberman, manages in one volume to savage teachers unions, education schools, the Education Writers Association, the New York Times, the Washington Post, education research, egalitarian school-choice proponents, and conservatives Diane Ravitch, Terry Moe, Frederick Hess, and Chester E. Finn Jr. A style thought to be reserved for left-wing agitators and tradeunion swat teams surfaces from the opposite end of the political spectrum
Public education as a business : real costs and accountability by Myron Lieberman( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This book brings to light fascinating details about the real cost of public education--one of America's biggest industries. It demonstrates that government statistics on the costs of public education substantially understate the actual costs to taxpayers. The phasing in of new and more accurate reporting requirements by 2006 will help in determining the real cost of public education. Controversy over the new reporting requirements will generate a high level of interest among policymakers, school board members, school administrators, professors of education, the media, and others interested in education
Readings on collective negotiations in public education by Stanley Munson Elam( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the times and lives of twenty Secretaries of State whose decisions and courage helped guide the history of the United States and the world. An Appendix includes brief portraits of other Secretaries, who served briefly or in less tumultuous times
Public school choice : current issues, future prospects by Myron Lieberman( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bargaining, before, during & after by Myron Lieberman( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the teacher union contract : a citizen's handbook by Myron Lieberman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Understanding the Teacher Union Contract: A Citizen's Handbook, Myron Lieberman illustrates the problems that often lurk in teacher union contracts, and shows how school districts, parents, and taxpayers can protect themselves from union overreaching. Using examples taken from actual teacher union contracts, Lieberman shows readers the most important - and problematic - issues involved in teacher employment."--Jacket
When school districts bargain by Myron Lieberman( Book )

in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher union bargaining : practice and policy by Gene Geisert( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides school board members with hands-on guidelines for collaborative bargaining with teacher unions. The book combines the practical with the conceptual and policy dimensions of teacher bargaining. Part 1 provides a view of immediate problems in their context--broad policy issues that affect across-the-table bargaining. Eight chapters address the following topics: must schools bargain? Organization of the board for collective bargaining; tactics for negotiating with teachers unions; basic board issues and strategies; shared decision making; statutory benefits and teacher contracts; negotiation strategies with middle management; and efficiency issues in contracting for education services. Chapters in part 2 raise various public-policy issues that arise from teacher bargaining. The focus is not on how to cope with the bargaining process, but rather on whether and how the process might or should be changed as a matter of public policy. The first four chapters challenge the public-policy rationale for teacher bargaining and/or the rationale for public-sector bargaining. The remaining chapters address binding arbitration, professional ethics in public education, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, teacher salaries, agency shop fees; academic bias in public-sector labor relations, educational reform and teacher bargaining, and alternatives to teachers unions. (Lmi)
The teacher unions : how they sabotage educational reform and why by Myron Lieberman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Education Association (nea) and the American Federation of Teachers (aft) are among the most powerful interest groups in the nation, affecting the way public policy is made. They are the primary political opponents of all forms of privatization, and overwhelmingly support Democrat candidates for public office. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 is devoted to the history of teachers' unions. Chapter 3 explains the nea and aft political and social agendas. Chapter 4 discusses the way nea/aft objectives are implemented. Chapter 5 examines national political operations. Chapter 6 discusses political operations at state and local levels. Chapter 7 analyzes the nea/aft opposition to contracting out educational services. Chapter 8 examines the composition of union staff. Chapter 9 tracks union revenues. Chapter 9 analyzes the NEA's dubious accounting practices. Chapter 10 challenges the distinction between collective bargaining and political action. Chapter 11 explains the unique role of aft President Albert Shanker. Chapter 12 assesses the impact of the state teachers' unions on teacher welfare and pupil achievement. Chapter 13 takes up the possible nea/aft merger and affiliation with the afl-cio and its consequences. Chapter 14 suggests how teachers, parents, and citizens and can address these issues. (Contains 327 references.) (Rkj)
The NEA and AFT : teacher unions in power and politics by Myron Lieberman( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the structure, operations, and influences of teacher unions, especially the National Education Association (nea) and the American Federation of Teachers (aft). There is a belief that an nea/aft merger will take place in the 1990s, and that the emergence of strong teacher unions is an important development in education, the labor movement, the economy, and American politics. The book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the two unions and a discussion of perspectives on teacher unions. Chapter 2 describes the organizational structure of the nea, the aft, and state and local associations. Chapter 3 reviews the revenues and expenditures of the nea and the aft. Chapter 4 is a discussion of teacher unions organization for political action. Chapter 5 presents three case studies of teacher union political operations. Chapter 6 outlines nea and aft member benefit programs. Chapters 7 through 9 discuss the nea/aft merger including historical perspectives, issues to be addressed such as professionalism, secret ballot, and minority participation, and the implications of the merger from other labor perspectives. Chapter 10 looks at the future of teacher unions. Appendices include: New Business Item 1993-a and 1993-b from the nea 1993 Annual Convention; the nea Charter; the nea and aft Constitutions; nea 1992 Interview Team Worksheet; and a summary of the Labor-Management Repertory and Disclosure Act. (Contains 78 references.) (Nd)
Power and professionalism in teaching; three lectures by William O Stanley( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Public education : an autopsy
Alternative Names
Lieberman, Myron B. 1919-

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English (136)

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The teacher unions : how the NEA and AFT sabotage reform and hold students, parents, teachers, and taxpayers hostage to bureauacracyTeachers evaluating teachers : peer review and the new unionismThe educational morass : overcoming the stalemate in American educationPublic education as a business : real costs and accountabilityUnderstanding the teacher union contract : a citizen's handbookTeacher union bargaining : practice and policyThe teacher unions : how they sabotage educational reform and why