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Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture



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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.

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Have I Got a Story for You!p. 1
Winners and Losersp. 3
Problems and Solutionsp. 5
Heroes and Villainsp. 10
Common Sense About Educational Reformp. 15
ItĘs All About the Teacherp. 12
Bad Teacher!p. 20
The Power of Framingp. 23
Capitalizing on Fearp. 27
Family Valuesp. 29
From Standards to Standardizationp. 34
Competition Solves Allp. 37
Less Preparation Makes for Better Teachersp. 44
The Solution Is on Facebookp. 45
Church and Statep. 49
Monopolies and Marketsp. 53
When Billionaires Become Educational Expertsp. 60
Traditional Philanthropy and Early Corporate Influencep. 62
Philanthropy and Business Roundtablesp. 63
Venture Philanthropyp. 66
Seeing the Connections: Leveraging Wealth in Chicagop. 72
Conclusion: Reclaiming Public Educationp. 78
Five Minutes on Oprahp. 75
Chicago at a "Teachable Moment" with David Stovall Therese Quinn, Erica Meiners, and William Ayersp. 81
A Framework for Advocacyp. 64
Notesp. 91
Indexp. 95
About the Authorp. 104
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