Tag Archives: Education Reform

Remarks for Book Symposium on Schooling Corporate Citizens

Ron Evans has written an impressive series of books that critically examine school reform in the United States, with a specific emphasis on the impact of those reforms on social studies, civics, and democratic education.  In January 2015, I had … Continue reading

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Be Realistic Demand the Impossible: A Rejoinder to Peter Seixas [updated with video]

“Be Realistic Demand the Impossible”[1] Rejoinder to Peter Siexas’s Dangerous indeed: A response to E. Wayne Ross’ ‘Courage of hopelessness’ University of British Columbia Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy Seminar Series: Diverse Perspectives on Curriculum & Pedagogy February 26, 2016 … Continue reading

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Educate. Agitate. Organize: New and Not-So-New Teacher Movements

Never a dull moment these days in Education activism! Parallel with the fallout from records regarding the governance and management of UBC and calls for accountability by our Faculty Association is the BCTF’s work in holding the government to account … Continue reading

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Students and Teachers! The Unasked Question: Why Have School?

Rich Gibson, guest blogger, asks Why Have School? Dear Students and School Workers, Perhaps you can challenge your friends, teachers, and colleagues, or maybe torment the worst one, with a little exercise I use at the beginning of every class: … Continue reading

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Critical Education to publish articles series “The Media and the Neoliberal Privatization of Education”

Forthcoming articles in the current volume of Critical Education will include a special series examining The Media and the Neoliberal Privatization of Education, edited by Derek R. Ford (Syracuse University), Brad Porfilio (California State University, East Bay), and Rebecca Goldstein (Montclair State … Continue reading

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New book: The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? Edited by: Paul R. Carr, Université du Québec en Outaouais Brad J. Porfilio, CSU, East Bay A volume in the series: Critical … Continue reading

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Schooling Corporate Citizens: A Conversation with Ronald W. Evans

Fireside Chat with Ron Evans on Education Reform, Social Studies, and Democratic Citizenship, Hosted By E. Wayne Ross  This conservation with Ron Evans was conducted in the plenary session of the 2015 retreat of College and University Faculty Assembly of National … Continue reading

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The latest test resistance news (Compiled by FairTest)

Alaska Repeals High School Exit Exam, Plans to Award Withheld Diploma http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/new-education-bill-could-help-those-without-diplomas/26378278 New Connecticut State Tests Mean Less Time for Teaching and Learning http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140604/NEWS/140609555 One Florida Mother Has Had it With High Stakes Testing http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/one-mother-has-had-it-with-high-stakes-public-school-tests-whats-her-next/2183397 Union Challenges Florida’s Test-Based “Merit … Continue reading

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Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact

Ravi Kumar‘s new book Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact published by Aakar Books (Delhi) is the first volume to comprehensively examine the impact of neoliberal capitalism on education in India. Kumar is a professor in the Department … Continue reading

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Teach for India (Canada, America, …) and marketizing public education

“Hallelujah The Saviors are Here” Rachel Smith (2012) [We] only see them for two years, because we are a stepping stone to their prep schools, where they can share their experience about the inner city blues. All their stories start … Continue reading

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