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The New Teachers’ Roundtable: A Case Study of Collective Resistance

New issue of Critical Education launched: Critical Education Volume 8, Number 4 March 1, 2017 The New Teachers’ Roundtable: A Case Study of Collective Resistance Beth Leah Sondel Abstract The New Teachers’ Roundtable (NTRT) is a democratically run collective of … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Policy Futures in Education: Lefebvre’s teachings

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Policy Futures in Education Lefebvre’s teachings Lefebvre’s teachings Guest editor: Derek R. Ford, PhD Although the person of Henri Lefebvre has been gone since 1991, the exploration of the implications of his thought for … Continue reading

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The lighter side of teacher evaluation, with Jim Popham #VAM #TestScoresUpYours #5HourPedagogy

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Page Three: Move along, there’s nothing to see here. Or, how seriously does the BC Ministry of Education take research on teacher education?

Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation of British Columbia, has been exploring the question of why the BC Ministry of Education would finance a teenager to conduct research on teacher education in Finland. Through Freedom of Information requests the … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind: A policy failure that is actually a success

Richard Rothstein’s post today on the Educational Policy Institute web site clearly describes how US education policy in recent years (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act) has destroyed schools as places of learning. There is no doubt NCLB is … Continue reading

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New book: The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism?

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? Edited by Paul R. Carr, Lakehead University Bradley Porfilio, Lewis University in Romeoville, IL A volume in the series: Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society. … Continue reading

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New issue of Critical Education: “Why the Standards Movement Failed: An Educational and Political Diagnosis of Its Failure and the Implications for School Reform”

Part 2 of Larry Stedman’s analysis of the failure of the standards movement, just published by Critical Education. Why the Standards Movement Failed: An Educational and Political Diagnosis of Its Failure and the Implications for School Reform Lawrence C. Stedman … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss: Obama’s education policy ignores role of poverty in educational achievement (and evidence that NCLB should be scrapped)

In a Chicago Daily Observer column, which also appeared in the print version of the Chicago Sun-Times, Don Rose gives “Bad Grades for Obama on Education.” Rose cuts Obama a break and doesn’t “fail” him because of his commitment to … Continue reading

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