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Geer, Wil – Educational Foundations, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an historic shift in K-12 curricular policy. Yet,few have explicitly traced the lineage of the CCSS and linked them to the decades-old standards-based reform movement. This essay situates the CCSS within the larger historical context of standards-based reform. It concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Donnor, Jamel K.; Shockley, Kmt G. – Educational Foundations, 2010
The purpose of this article is to discuss the misalignment between public school assessment policies and teaching practices in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the human capital, curricula, and soft-skill needs of the global economy. The authors suggest that changes regarding the nature of learning, how it is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Global Approach, Educational Change, Males
McAndrews, Larry – Educational Foundations, 2009
In 1982 civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized President Ronald Reagan's attacks on busing to coerce school desegregation for targeting "not the bus, but us." Two decades later, the United States Supreme Court ended the thirty-two-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina, plan which had launched the era of court-ordered busing…
Descriptors: Busing, Public Schools, Civil Rights, School Desegregation
Webb, P. Taylor; Briscoe, Felecia M.; Mussman, Mark P. – Educational Foundations, 2009
In this article, we critically analyze how neoliberalism, as a political-economic discourse, uses surveillance to produce a stratified student body for economic roles. Panoptic technologies regulate schools and teachers by perpetuating an "ethics of competition" that promote a market mentality of "educational choice" while…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Howard, Tyrone C.; Reynolds, Rema – Educational Foundations, 2008
In this study, the authors examined the school experiences of middle-class African American parents and students, because they are largely overlooked in the professional literature when it comes to underachievement and parent involvement. Although No Child Left Behind (NCLB) highlights parent involvement and school accountability through the use…
Descriptors: African American Students, Middle Class, Federal Legislation, Underachievement
Cobb, Casey D. – Educational Foundations, 2004
In this article, the author evaluates the policy choices sanctioned by state systems of performance-based accountability. She notes how first-generation models of educational accountability were mainly bureaucratic and regulatory in nature and how the accountability movement of the 1970s and 1980s evidenced a shift from an emphasis on rules to a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Models
Fritzberg, Gregory J. – Educational Foundations, 2004
In this article, the author offers an analysis of key problems with the latest Federal school reform initiative. He critiques the No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) Title One as it relates to standardized testing and accountability. In addition, he provides a short history of the Act, connecting it to President Lyndon Johnson's historic Elementary…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Standardized Tests
Nicholson, Barbara – Educational Foundations, 2003
This article presents an excerpt of a declaration from the United States Department of Education's "Strategic Plan: 2002-2007." The declaration signifies in no uncertain terms that the battle waged by critics of alternative research methods continues, and is likely to intensify. The denigration of research methods which decline to adhere…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Rhetorical Criticism, Public Education, Educational Research
Lucey, Thomas A. – Educational Foundations, 2003
The United States faces an economic-influenced educational crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Commence, Census Bureau data (2002) the difference in household earnings between the upper and lower quintiles has worsened over the last forty years. Future generations possess suspect knowledge to properly manage this income, as youth possess…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economics Education, Incentives, Consumer Education