Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture

ISBN-10: 0807753211

ISBN-13: 9780807753217

Edition: 2012

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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Have I Got a Story for You!
Winners and Losers
Problems and Solutions
Heroes and Villains
Common Sense About Educational Reform
It�s All About the Teacher
Bad Teacher!
The Power of Framing
Capitalizing on Fear
Family Values
From Standards to Standardization
Competition Solves All
Less Preparation Makes for Better Teachers
The Solution Is on Facebook
Church and State
Monopolies and Markets
When Billionaires Become Educational Experts
Traditional Philanthropy and Early Corporate Influence
Philanthropy and Business Roundtables
Venture Philanthropy
Seeing the Connections: Leveraging Wealth in Chicago
Conclusion: Reclaiming Public Education
Five Minutes on Oprah
Chicago at a "Teachable Moment" with David Stovall Therese Quinn, Erica Meiners, and William Ayers
A Framework for Advocacy
Notes
Index
About the Author
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