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In his latest book, leading educator and author Kevin Kumashiro takes aim at the current debate on educational reform, paying particular attention to the ways that scapegoating public school teachers, teacher unions, and teacher educators masks the real, systemic problems. He convincingly demonstrates how current trends, like market-based reforms and fast-track teacher certification programs are creating overwhelming obstacles to achieving an equitable education for all children.
Kevin K. Kumashiro is director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education and president-elect (2010-2012) of the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Have I Got a Story for You!||p. 1|
|Winners and Losers||p. 3|
|Problems and Solutions||p. 5|
|Heroes and Villains||p. 10|
|Common Sense About Educational Reform||p. 15|
|ItĘs All About the Teacher||p. 12|
|Bad Teacher!||p. 20|
|The Power of Framing||p. 23|
|Capitalizing on Fear||p. 27|
|Family Values||p. 29|
|From Standards to Standardization||p. 34|
|Competition Solves All||p. 37|
|Less Preparation Makes for Better Teachers||p. 44|
|The Solution Is on Facebook||p. 45|
|Church and State||p. 49|
|Monopolies and Markets||p. 53|
|When Billionaires Become Educational Experts||p. 60|
|Traditional Philanthropy and Early Corporate Influence||p. 62|
|Philanthropy and Business Roundtables||p. 63|
|Venture Philanthropy||p. 66|
|Seeing the Connections: Leveraging Wealth in Chicago||p. 72|
|Conclusion: Reclaiming Public Education||p. 78|
|Five Minutes on Oprah||p. 75|
|Chicago at a "Teachable Moment" with David Stovall Therese Quinn, Erica Meiners, and William Ayers||p. 81|
|A Framework for Advocacy||p. 64|
|About the Author||p. 104|
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