The last “Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education” is now available online. Education researcher Gerald Bracey passed away this fall.

In this final report, he takes issue with three positions many school “reformers” are taking:

1. High-quality schools can eliminate the achievement gap between whites and minorities.

2. Mayoral control of public schools is an improvement over the more common elected board governance systems.

3. Higher standards will improve the performance of public schools.

It’s definitely worth a read.