Education Under Siege: Frauds, Fads, Fantasies, and Fictions in Educational Reform

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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 2013 - Education - 192 pages
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We Americans seem prone to bandwagon onto fads, particularly now that reforming education has become a national priority. Unfortunately, many of those fads now caroming across our continent are outright frauds; some are fantasies, even fictions. Even more unfortunately, many are undermining our public schools, teachers, kids and communities, and pillaging our tax dollars in the process. This book analyzes each major reform No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities."

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Arthur Shapiro is a theoretically-based practitioner, has been a teacher, principal, secondary education director, assistant superintendent and superintendent in inner city, suburban and rural school districts. An educational leadership professor, he writes and consults internationally and nationally on school reform, such as decentralizing into small learning communities, organizational health, leadership, educational policy, supervision and curriculum.

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