Unraveling Reform Rhetoric: What Educators Need to Know and Understand

Unraveling Reform Rhetoric: What Educators Need to Know and Understand

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Overview

The scope of this book embraces a dynamic discussion of the value of traditional public education in the US compared with the free market of schooling expressed by privatization/choice education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475850758
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/24/2019
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeff Swensson served in traditional public education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent across the Midwest for the past 45 years. He graduated from Amherst College, received his MAT from Northwestern University, and earned his PhD from Indiana University.

John Ellis served public education across Indiana as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and Director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents for more than 43 years. He graduated from Ball State University with a BA in education and a Master’s in Education before earning his PhD from Indiana State University.

Michael Shaffer served in schools in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Iowa as an assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. He graduated from Morehead State University with a BA and MA in elementary education and earned his Education Specialist and Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Ball State University.

Table of Contents

Preface: Climb Out on a Limb with Us!
Introduction: How this primer works
Chapter 1: The Primary Purpose of Traditional Public Education vs. Free Market Theory
Chapter 2: Primer? Primer? We Don't Need a Stinking Primer!
Chapter 3: Where in the World Is Traditional Public Education?
Chapter 4: The Mechanisms Sold as Education in the Free Market
Chapter 5: Let's Meet Two Advocates for Free Market Schooling
Chapter 6: The Sinkhole that Is Context of the Free Market
Chapter 7: Free Market ATM's from Coast-to-Coast
Chapter 8: The Public Good and Traditional Public Education
Chapter 9: What We Don't Know About the Free Market Hurts
Chapter 10: Students Sold Short in the Free Market
Chapter 11: Subtlety in the Free Market: "Yeah, But..."
Chapter 12: The Free Market Is a Desperate Place; Traditional Public Education to the Rescue
Chapter 13: What It Takes to Climb Off the Limb
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