School Reform

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Against School: How public education cripples our kids, and why
Gatto, John Taylor
Article
2003
An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic mea...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016: Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province
Goodman, Paul
Book
1968
Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
Race and Class: Brown v. Board of Education 50 Years Later: Against The Current vol. 111
Miah, Malik
Article
2004
I found the headline of the May 17 Business Week article on the 50th anniversary of the famous Brown v. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court ruling, that "separate but equal" schools were unconst...
The Realities of Chicago School Reform: Against The Current vol. 82
Organizer, Edith
Article
1999
In Chicago, the current round of school reform efforts began in the late 1980s. They were ostensibly sparked by the November 1987 public pronouncement of William Bennett, then-Secretary of Education ...
School Reform and the Attack on Public Education
Stratman, Dave
Article
1997
The education reform movement is part of a wider corporate and government plan to undermine democracy and strengthen corporate domination of our society.
The Survival of Education: Against The Current vol. 134
Olson, Peter
Article
2008
I remember reading Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities as a student activist, when becoming a teacher was an abstract and somewhat romanticized idea floating around my head. I was moved by the politi...