These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools

These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools

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Overview

MacArthur award-winning educator, reformer, and author Deborah Meier draws on her fifty-plus years of experience to argue that the purpose of universal education is to provide young people with an apprenticeship for citizenship in a democracy. Through an intergenerational exchange with her former colleague and fellow educator Emily Gasoi, the coauthors analyze the last several decades of education reform, challenging narrow profit-driven conceptions of school success. Meier and Gasoi candidly reflect on the successes, missteps, and challenges they experienced working in democratically governed schools, demonstrating that it is possible to provide an enriched education to all students, not just the privileged few. Arguing that public education and democracy are inextricably bound, and pushing against the tide of privatization, These Schools Belong to You and Me, is a rousing call to both save and improve public schools to ensure that all students are empowered to help shape our future democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781520093598
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Deborah Meier, author of the acclaimed books The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust, has spent more than five decades working in public education. In 1987, she received a MacArthur award for her work in public education.

Lorna Raver is an in-demand narrator with a background in film and stage acting. This is her first time narrating for Dreamscape!

Emily Woo Zeller is an Earphones award-winning audiobook narrator. After beginning her voiceover career with Asian animation, she returned to the United States and began narrating a broad spectrum of audiobook genres. Her multilingual, multicultural framework brings a particularly unique, clear-eyed, and intimate perspective to the Asian American narratives she specializes in.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
Emily Gasoi and Deborah Meier

INTRODUCTION
Emily Gasoi

1 The Problem and Promise of Public Education: What’s Worth Fighting For?
Deborah Meier

2 Falling for Democracy: A Young Teacher’s Education
Emily Gasoi

3 Falling for Public Education: A Hot House for Democracy
Deborah Meier

4 Reinvigorating the Commonweal: The Mission Hill School Example
Emily Gasoi

5 The False Promise of High-Stakes Accountability: A Century of Misused Methods
Deborah Meier

6 Moving Beyond Tests: Authentic Accountability in Practice
Emily Gasoi

7 What Happens to Democratic Education Deferred?
The Rise of the Free Enterprise Society
Deborah Meier

CONCLUSION: Our Once and Future Schools
Deborah Meier

APPENDIX

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FOR FURTHER READING AND VIEWING

NOTES

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