Topic: Teachers College

January 7, 2015

Education expert David Berliner

David Berliner, regents professor emeritus at Arizona State University and a member of the National Academy of Education, will speak at Ball State University as the John R. Emens Distinguished Professorship Lecturer.

Berliner, co-author or co-editor of four books, including his most recent “50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools,” explains what he says are widespread misunderstandings about the country’s educational system. These myths, he writes, are “perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests that stand to gain from the destruction of the traditional system.”

Berliner says he and his co-author, Gene V. Glass, wrote the book because, “The education of America’s children is one of its most important priorities. That message has been lost ... It is essential that the truth replace the fiction.”

“We are honored to welcome such a well-known scholar to our campus,” said John Jacobson, dean of Teachers College. “We’re all looking forward to a thought-provoking discussion.”

Berliner’s lecture, free and open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Ball State Alumni Center Assembly Hall. For more information, visit