Reassessing the View that American Schools are Broken

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Alan B. Krueger

Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

The author evaluates the popular belief that the U.S. public school system is flawed and can be corrected only through fundamental changes in the institutions governing education. He finds that the system is not inherently flawed, and may actually be reasonably effective. Based on these findings, he offers incremental proposals to improve U.S. schools.

Keywords: education, schools

JEL Classification: I2

Suggested Citation

Krueger, Alan B., Reassessing the View that American Schools are Broken. Economic Policy Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1023716

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