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Resisting Reform: Reclaiming Public Education Through Grassroots Activism

edited by Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs (State University of New York-Oneonta), Elizabeth Bloom (Hartwick College), Danielle Boudet (Oneonta Area for Public Education)
Format
Book
Published
Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9781681230818, 168123081X, 9781681230825, 1681230828, 9781681230832, 1681230836
Summary
This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line. Practicing teachers and parents who see the direct impact of education reform on young people and are looking for straightforward and accessible information to help them understand what is happening and acquire the tools for resistance will find direction in this text. Providing inspiration, as well as practical guidance on how to become active in reclaiming education this book covers topics including the corporate takeover of education, high stakes testing, Common Core Standards, teacher preparation, grassroots activist responses, and much more. -- Publisher's web site.
Contents
  • Foreword / Kris Nielsen. Introduction, forewarned is forearmed / Elizabeth Bloom. Section 1, one voice makes a difference: Reclaiming our courage to teach / Kenneth Sider
  • Tests of patience, pedagogy, and pragmatism / Andrew Gitner
  • The imperative to protect, perspectives from a parent educator / Bianca Tanis
  • The fight to reclaim student and teacher voice in public education / Wendy Everard
  • Data-nonsense, why education should not be data-driven / Katie Zahedi
  • Section 1, points for discussion. Section 2, coordinating a community: From resistance to advocacy to activism, a teacher's journey / Elizabeth Lynch
  • Cultivating opportunities, growing activists / Danielle Boudet
  • For the sake of my children / Stacey Serdy
  • The hero is you / Julie Cavanagh
  • Reclaiming our public schools / Sara Wottawa
  • Section 2, points for discussion. Section 3, challenging the state: From teacher leader to political leader / Carol Mikoda
  • Walking the talk, the present is the future / Julie Gorlewski
  • Dr. Chief-of-Staff is calling / Nancy Bloom
  • Defending our children's education / Eric Mihelbergel
  • Section 3, points for discussion. Section 4, putting a nation on notice: The education of Edushyster, a comedy / Jennifer Berkshire
  • Badass teachers, fighting for education in the age of corporate reform / Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson
  • Compelled to speak, one student's story / Ankur Singh
  • Harnessing the smart mob, using social media to enact change / Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs
  • Section 4, points for discussion. Afterword. About the editors. Index.
Description
xvi, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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