The Obama Administration and Educational Reform

The Obama Administration and Educational Reform

by Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783507092
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Series: Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research Policy and Praxis , #10
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Foreword Terrell L. Strayhorn xv

Preface Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher xix

Part I Transforming Education and Meeting the Needs of Our Youth

Early Childhood Education in the Context of Educational Reform: Possibilities and Causes for Concern Ruth Alfaro Piker Abigail M. Jewkes 3

Poverty and Pretense: Good Intentions And Misguided Educational Reform From No Child Left Behind Through Race To The Top Alison Dobrick 27

Beyond the Common Core and the Politics Of Education Reform: The Role of School Counselors and Teachers In Facilitating The College And Career Readiness Of Urban Students Kalinda R. Jones Leah A. Van Belle Gary V. Johnson Robert W. Simmons III 45

Bringing an End to the School To Prison Pipeline In The Age Of "Post-Racialism" Marwin J. Spiller Jeffrey Porter 71

Part II Troubling Tides: Riding the Waves Of Uncertainty in an Era of Accountability

A Perfect Storm? President Obama, the Great Recession, and Community Colleges Debra D. Bragg 93

The 2020 American Graduation Initiative; A Clear Vision Or Dim View? J. Luke Wood John D. Harrison 119

Educational Data Crossroads: Data Literacy for Data-Driven Decision Making in Postsecondary Education Soke S. Starobin Sylvester Upah 141

Regulating Colleges and Protecting Students: Gainful Employment Rules Under the Obama Administration Ebony T. Jones 171

Part III Confronting the Colorline: Taking Aim at Cutting Racial Disparity

Affirming Acts for Access and the Evolving Nature of Affirmative Action Under the Obama Administration Denise O'Neil Green Ghazala Knight Matthew D. Green III 187

Preparing the Next Generation of African American Computing Science Faculty: A Response to the Obama Administration's Scientific Workforce Priorities LaVar J. Charleston Jerlando F. L. Jackson Juan E. Gilbert 205

The Handwriting on the Wall for Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Presence, Policy, and Praxis in Obamamerica M. Christopher Brown II Jarrett L. Carter, Srz T. Eton Dancy II 223

Obama's obstacles to Educational change: Race, Racism, and Reform William A. Smith 237

Part IV The Politics of Affording Access and Embracing Diversity Post-Obama

Undocumented Students: The Realities of Immigration Reform Raul A. Leon 257

Veteran Education Under the Obama Administration Shaftone B. Dunklin Ehoni M. Zamani-Gallaher 273

Visibly Invisible: Federal Educational Policy Regarding Queer Students, Faculty, and Staff During the Obama Administration Dafina-Lazarus Stewart E. I. Annie Russell 291

Access and Equity for Women in Higher Education During the Era of the Obama Administration: Social Identities, Pay Inequities, and the Power of Women's Groups in Changing Leadership ParadigmS Penny A. Basque 313

Healthy Decisions and Unintended Consequences: Implications of the Protection and Affordable Care Act (Aca) For Higher Education Robbya R. Green-Weir Tamara N. Stevenson 337

About the Editor 353

About the Authors 355

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