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ERIC Number: ED534562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Challenging the Politics of the Teacher Accountability Movement: Toward a More Hopeful Educational Future. Occasional Paper Series 27
Bank Street College of Education
Guest editors Gail Boldt and William Ayers have asked 14 leading educators to address the politics of the teacher accountability movement in America. Who benefits and who is hurt? What is gained and what is lost? How can we move forward with a more hopeful and inclusive vision of our educational future? All of the contributors are motivated by an abiding commitment to democratic ideals and respect for the complex work of teachers even as they encourage the reader to take back the conversation about school reform in America. This publication begins with a preface by Gail M. Boldt and an introduction by William Ayers. Part I contains: (1) Accountability and the Contemporary Intellectual (Greg Dimitriadis and Marc Lamont Hill); (2) The Teacher Accountability Debate (Diane Ravitch); and (3) Educational (Reform) Revolution (Peter Taubman). Part II contains: (4) Racing to the Top: Who's Accounting for the Children? (Celia Genishi and Anne Haas Dyson); (5) "If We Look to Buy the Cheapest Paper, Why Not the Cheapest Teachers?" (Fred Klonsky); (6) Schooling of and for Democracy (Deborah Meier); and (7) The New Orleans Reformed Public School System: National Model? (Raynard Sanders). Part III contains: (1) Silver Linings (Gil Schmerler); (2) Creating the Schools We Need (Pedro A. Noguera); (3) A Glass Half Full (Jeff Duncan-Andrade); and (4) Flip the Script (Kevin K. Kumashiro and Erica R. Meiners). "Coda" by Gail M. Boldt is also included. Individual papers contain references and footnotes.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street College of Education
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top