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Greene, Jay; Mellow, Nicole – Texas Education Review, 2000
Observed public and private school lunchrooms and recorded where students sat by race, calculating the percentage of students who sat with students of other races. Overall, 63.5 percent of private school students and 49.7 percent of public school students sat in integrated groups. Influences on integration included segregated housing patterns,…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Private Schools
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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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Parker, Allan; Trotter, R. Clayton – Texas Education Review, 2000
Questions the constitutionality of allowing faith based private schools to compete for voucher funds, suggesting that the current system's claim of religious neutrality is false, with secular education imposing its own values. Notes that the only constitutional remedy for this is to allow parents to choose the environment within which their…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Parochial Schools
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West, Thomas – Texas Education Review, 2000
Refutes the claims of Allan Bloom that the source of the problem with today's universities is modern philosophy, that the writings and ideas of Hobbes and Locke planted the seeds of relativism in American culture, and that the cure is Great Books education. Suggests instead that America's founding principles are the only solution to the failure of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher 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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Ridgley, Stanley K. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the modern academy's intellectual foundations, rooted in Marcuse's, Ginsburg's, Kerouac's, and Mailer's ideas. Highlights Kimball's new book on the 1960s cultural revolution. Questions the notion that the 1960s were about peace, love, compassion, and diversity, revealing deep connections between modern political correctness and Marcusian…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational History, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education
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Anderson, John R.; Reder, Lynne M.; Simon, Herbert A. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Suggests that cognitivism does not imply outright rejection of decomposition and decontextualization in education, critically analyzing two movements based in part on this rejection (situated learning and constructivism). Debunks the assumption that knowledge is better acquired when provided in a context where it can be used. Sets forth a program…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect, Educational Research
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Merrifield, John D. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the many dramatically different forms of school choice proposals, warning against implementing sharply limited and regulated school choice plans and arguing that if the failure of school choice is wrongly attributed to too much choice rather than too little, broader and freer experiments in choice could be politically doomed. Focuses on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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Godzina, Bruce – Texas Education Review, 2000
Argues that using mandatory fees to fund political speech violates college students' rights if they object to that speech. Cases from two states highlight arguments on both sides of this question. Rejects the Supreme Court's decision upholding such fees, arguing that forced contributions to political groups violates the First Amendment and the…
Descriptors: Fees, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Politics of 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
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Smith, Bryan – Texas Education Review, 2002
Discusses one private school's adoption of a highly rigorous curriculum that emphasizes western civilization, shunning academic fads in favor of the classics. This course of western studies goes from 5th through 9th grade. The morally informed curriculum is guided by Christian faith and moral standards. In many cases, teachers develop their own…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Development
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Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Manno, Bruno V.; Vanourek, Gregg – Texas Education Review, 2002
Examines how charter schools can avoid past pitfalls, describing: policy dilemmas (e.g., state charter laws and political opposition); school-level dilemmas (e.g., lack of business acumen and enrollment problems); and the life cycle of charter schools (e.g., staff burnout and worrisome test scores). Notes solutions to startup problems, examining…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Wales, Steven – Texas Education Review, 2002
Suggests that the Supreme Court's Santa Fe v. Doe decision (involving voluntary, student-led prayer at high school football games) was erroneous. Concludes that the Supreme Court's jurisprudence in this area has effectively expunged religion from the public square, particularly public schools, by writing into the Constitution a strict wall between…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion
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Block, Walter; Horton, Marshall – Texas Education Review, 2002
Demonstrates that the employment of adjunct faculty at institutions of higher education, particularly nontraditional colleges, should not be viewed as exploitative based on Marxist economics, suggesting that the economic worth of adjunct faculty is shaped by market forces, like all other professions. Rejects the demand that universities employ…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Economics, Higher Education
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Jordan, Hope; Johnson, Joan – Texas Education Review, 2002
Surveyed graduate students in a practitioner-based teacher education program regarding standards of learning and teacher training. Respondents considered teacher modeling of various instructional strategies and attitudes the most influential instructional strategy. They believed teachers needed training in cultural issues, learning styles, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students
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