This inspiring author moves beyond criticism of public education, uniting readers toward a vision of educating children that is holistic, intelligent, and empowering. Written for parents, teachers, administrators, students, and policymakers committed to children and change, this book offers better alternatives to high-stakes testing. Vivid classroom stories show how education is enriched through individual personal attention–not uniformity. Engel introduces novel school collaborative accountability models ensuring academic integrity and excellence on behalf of students, teachers, and our communities.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Angela Engel writes from her experiences as a teacher, parent, school administrator, speaker, and policy advisor. Currently a facilitator for the Family Leadership Training Institute, she earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado–Denver. Her work with state legislators has led to policies that improve learning and opportunities for Colorado’s children.
Deborah W. Meier is currently on the faculty of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, as senior scholar and adjunct professor as well as Board Member and Director of New Ventures at Mission Hill, Director and Advisor to Forum for Democracy and Education, and on the board of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Table of Contents
Foreword Deborah Meier ix
1 High-Stakes Testing–What's Really at Stake 5
2 From Standards to Standardization 25
3 Accountability Feigned 45
4 Challenges 69
5 Choices, Choices, Choices 91
6 Solutions 111
Appendix A Alabama High School Lesson Plan 123
Appendix B Resource Guide 127
About the Author 143