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Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life

“This seminal work . . . establishes a persuasive new paradigm.”—Contemporary Sociology No book since Schooling in Capitalist America has taken on the systemic forces hard at work undermining our education system. This classic reprint is an invaluable resource for radical educators. Samuel Bowles is research professor and director of the behavioral sciences program at […]

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Teachers Leading Educational Reform: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (Teacher Quality and School Development)

Teachers Leading Educational Reform explores the ways in which teachers across the world are currently working together in professional learning communities (PLCs) to generate meaningful change and innovation in order to transform pedagogy and practice. By discussing how teachers can work collectively and collaboratively on the issues of learning and teaching that matter to them, it argues […]

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Educational Leadership and Reform (Research and Theory in Educational Administration)

This book is the fourth in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of schools through empirical study and theoretical analysis. Scholars, both young and established, are invited to publish original analyses, but we especially encourage young scholars to contribute to this series. The current volume is similar to its predecessors […]

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Movements of Educational Reform: A Short Introduction Under the Lens of Change – From the Early 1960s to the Early 2000s

In a public education world of vast, multiple, rapid, and often colliding educational reforms, Movements of Educational Reform provides the novice as well as the veteran educator and administrator a sort of map of educational changes and processes. Movements of Educational Reform is intended to help the devoted and dedicated education professional and scholar make […]

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Garmey: A Veteran Teacher's Take on Education Reform

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Friedman Foundation becomes EdChoice; reform groups reach milestones

The Indianapolis-based group that is the nation’s foremost advocate for publicly funded private school tuition vouchers has a new name: EdChoice. That transition, announced Friday as part of a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of what had been known as the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is one […]

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XJTLU's 10th Anniversary Officially Commences by Exploring Higher Education Reform and …

LONDON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Annual Conference for Higher Education Innovation 2016 held on the weekend at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was the first official event of the University’s 10th anniversary celebrations. More than 200 participants from Mainland China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia and Japan attended the conference […]

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Marin Voice: Listening to students to get school reform right

I cringe every time I hear an educational policy maker say that the changes being made are “for the good of the children.” Between this cliché and what is most helpful to students lies an abyss of failed educational reform. One of the reasons is our failure to ask students what they see as the […]

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Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence (Educational Innovations Series)

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education. Over a period […]

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Lawsuit ignites debate over teacher job protections, education reform groups

A fierce debate is erupting after a group of mothers supported by local and national education reform groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging state laws that protect teachers’ jobs. Minnesota laws protect teachers who should not be in classrooms, in turn preventing thousands of students from getting a high-quality education, claims the suit against the […]

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How state teachers union derailed education reform in New York

ADVERTISEMENT When Betty Rosa was named the new chancellor of the state Board of Regents last week, she signaled what could be the end of the reform era in New York’s education system. “We as a board must move away from what was so-called, as people like to label it, reform,” Rosa said before her […]

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The Keys to Effective Schools: Educational Reform as Continuous Improvement

Raise organizational effectiveness to improve the quality of instruction and dramatically impact student achievement!  Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association’s KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition provides a wealth of knowledge from leading experts in the field including Patricia A. Alexander, Eva L. Baker, James A. Banks, […]

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Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life

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Gov. Christie, Unions and Serious Educational Reform

August 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS Regarding your editorial “‘Single Most Destructive Force’” (Aug. 3): As district superintendent of Ulster County, N.Y., from 1987-1995, I would bring a team to an underperforming school to examine the causes of failure and suggest changes. I visited schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island. What I found […]

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