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Schmidt, Aimee – Texas Education Review, 2022
Learning within public education takes place in diverse settings other than traditional classrooms. Constructivism, the dominant learning theory in Texas public education classrooms, falls short of giving those who lead musical ensembles (such as band, orchestra, choir) a solid epistemological foundation. The edusemiotic concept of coordination…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Public Education, Educational Theories
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Del Carmen Unda, María; Lizárraga-Dueñas, Lizeth – Texas Education Review, 2021
The Testing Industrial Complex (TIC) is a system (and at the same time a cycle) in which high-stakes standardized testing fuels neoliberal education reforms and vice versa. These "reforms" and cycles have monetized for profit the public education system in which curriculum, students, and teachers have been packaged and sold for corporate…
Descriptors: Testing, Correctional Institutions, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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Viramontes Le, Desiree – Texas Education Review, 2019
The current Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which contains the most recent reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act (M-V), places a focus on homeless youth that is intended to facilitate access to K-12 education, higher education and eliminate barriers in-between the two. Through each reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act since its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People
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Craven, Morgan – Texas Education Review, 2019
A large group of advocates and lobbyists influence state-level public education policymaking in Texas. Unfortunately, this group often does not mirror the racial and ethnic makeup of Texas public school students, the decisive majority of whom are students of color. This article argues that a lack of diversity among state-level education advocates…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Advocacy, Lobbying, Public Education
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Fenton, Tara-Jeneil S. – Texas Education Review, 2018
The constituencies of the street economy (including itinerant labor, sex work, the selling and distribution of narcotics) serve as a suitable though non-ideal substitute to the formal economy (the macro, traditional, socially acceptable and politically approved labor market) for the purpose of acquiring monetary resources. The prerequisites for…
Descriptors: Economics, Public Education, Access to Education, Child Abuse
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Charran, Chelseaia – Texas Education Review, 2018
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which publicly-funded special education services are available and accessible to students with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago. Seventy participants completed a survey pertaining to the type and intensity of special education services available to their children, the extent to which they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Public Education, Access to Education
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Horn, Joseph – Texas Education Review, 2000
Examines perceived incompetence within Texas colleges of education, discussing: whether schooling promotes equality; prior analyses of the issue; grade inflation and social promotion; and student teachers' attitudes and curricular preferences. Overall, admissions standards are too low, resulting in marginal teachers who retard students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Greene, Jay P. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Defends the significant increases seen in Texas student achievement during the 1990s, addressing attacks on the validity of these improvements. Supports the governor's emphasis on accountability testing because of its positive results, concluding that the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills holds students and schools accountable and provides…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Brouillette, Matthew J. – Texas Education Review, 2002
Documents the rise of U.S. government K-12 schools, explaining that today's K-12 education clashes with the country's political, economic, social, and cultural traditions. Reviews U.S. education prior to the 1850s, examining how religious bigotry motivated many early advocates of government schools, and noting that, contrary to today's…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Government School Relationship