The Resource The big lies of school reform : finding better solutions for the future of public education, edited by Paul C. Gorski and Kristien Zenkov

The big lies of school reform : finding better solutions for the future of public education, edited by Paul C. Gorski and Kristien Zenkov

Label
The big lies of school reform : finding better solutions for the future of public education
Title
The big lies of school reform
Title remainder
finding better solutions for the future of public education
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul C. Gorski and Kristien Zenkov
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Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Big Lies of School Reform provides a critical interruption to the ongoing policy conversations taking place around public education in the United States today. By analyzing the discourse employed by politicians, lobbyists, think tanks, and special interest groups, the authors uncover the hidden assumptions that often underlie popular statements about school reform, and demonstrate how misinformation or half-truths have been used to reshape public education in ways that serve the interests of private enterprise. Through a thoughtful series of essays that each identify one "lie" about popular school reform initiatives, the authors of this collection reveal the concrete impacts of these falsehoods--from directing funding to shaping curricula to defining student achievement. Luminary contributors including Deborah Meier, Jeannie Oakes, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Jim Cummins explain how reform movements affect teachers and administrators, and how widely-accepted mistruths can hinder genuine efforts to keep public education equitable, effective, and above all, truly public. Topics covered include common core standards, tracking, alternative paths to licensure, and the disempowerment of teachers' unions. Beyond critically examining the popular rhetoric, the contributors offer visions for improving educational access, opportunity, and outcomes for all students and educators, and for protecting public education as a common good."--
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Dewey number
371.2/07
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2822.82
LC item number
.B595 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gorski, Paul
  • Zenkov, Kristien
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • School improvement programs
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • Education
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational change
  • EDUCATION
  • Education
  • Education
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • School improvement programs
  • United States
Label
The big lies of school reform : finding better solutions for the future of public education, edited by Paul C. Gorski and Kristien Zenkov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pedagogy of poverty : the big lies about poor children / Gloria Ladson-Billings -- Improving education and the mistaken focus on "raising test scores" and "closing the achievement gap" / Rochelle Gutiérrez -- The common core : engine of inequity / Anthony Cody -- Direct instruction : effectively teaching low-level skills / Curt Dudley-Marling -- Detangling the lies about English-only and bilingual education / Jim Cummins -- The test does not know best : on collecting good evidence for student learning / Deborah Meier -- Lying about teachers and their training / Kristien Zenkov -- Teachers' unions are not bad for kids / Katy Swalwell -- The truth about tracking / Lauren Anderson and Jeannie Oakes -- Poverty, economic inequality, and the impossible promise of school reform / Paul C. Gorski -- Seeing students as humans, not products : why public schools should not be run like private businesses / Wayne Au -- The trouble with federal turnaround policies and their impact on low-scoring schools / Michelle Renée and Tina Trujillo
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 177 pages
Isbn
9780415707947
Lccn
2013042694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862102642
  • (OCoLC)ocn862102642
Label
The big lies of school reform : finding better solutions for the future of public education, edited by Paul C. Gorski and Kristien Zenkov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pedagogy of poverty : the big lies about poor children / Gloria Ladson-Billings -- Improving education and the mistaken focus on "raising test scores" and "closing the achievement gap" / Rochelle Gutiérrez -- The common core : engine of inequity / Anthony Cody -- Direct instruction : effectively teaching low-level skills / Curt Dudley-Marling -- Detangling the lies about English-only and bilingual education / Jim Cummins -- The test does not know best : on collecting good evidence for student learning / Deborah Meier -- Lying about teachers and their training / Kristien Zenkov -- Teachers' unions are not bad for kids / Katy Swalwell -- The truth about tracking / Lauren Anderson and Jeannie Oakes -- Poverty, economic inequality, and the impossible promise of school reform / Paul C. Gorski -- Seeing students as humans, not products : why public schools should not be run like private businesses / Wayne Au -- The trouble with federal turnaround policies and their impact on low-scoring schools / Michelle Renée and Tina Trujillo
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 177 pages
Isbn
9780415707947
Lccn
2013042694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862102642
  • (OCoLC)ocn862102642

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