Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education

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Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education by Mara Sapon-Shevin, Nancy Schniedewind

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those who are resisting market-driven initiatives such as high-stakes testing, charter schools, mayoral control, and merit pay. The diverse narrators who write in this volume confront the educational agendas that undermine teachers’ judgment and knowledge, ignore the different backgrounds of students and parents, and debase the learning process. Yet these educators, parents, and activists also offer stories of resistance and hope as they fight to uphold the ideals of democratic public education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807032961
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 553 KB

About the Author

Nancy Schniedewind teaches in the master’s program in humanistic/multicultural education at the State University of New York-New Paltz. Among her publications are Open Minds to Equality and Women: Images and Realities.

Mara Sapon-Shevin
is professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University. Her publications include Because We Can Change the World and Widening the Circle

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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