How Schools Work

How Schools Work

How Schools Work exposes the lies that have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates.

Author: Arne Duncan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501173066

Category: Education

Page: 256

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“This book merits every American’s serious consideration” (Vice President Joe Biden): from the Secretary of Education under President Obama, an exposé of the status quo that helps maintain a broken system at the expense of our kids’ education, and threatens our nation’s future. “Education runs on lies. That’s probably not what you’d expect from a former Secretary of Education, but it’s the truth.” So opens Arne Duncan’s How Schools Work, although the title could just as easily be How American Schools Work for Some, Not for Others, and Only Now and Then for Kids. Drawing on nearly three decades in education—from his mother’s after-school program on Chicago’s South Side to his tenure as Secretary of Education in Washington, DC—How Schools Work follows Arne (as he insists you call him) as he takes on challenges at every turn: gangbangers in Chicago housing projects, parents who call him racist, teachers who insist they can’t help poor kids, unions that refuse to modernize, Tea Partiers who call him an autocrat, affluent white progressive moms who hate yearly tests, and even the NRA, which once labeled Arne the “most extreme anti-gun member of President Obama’s Cabinet.” Going to a child’s funeral every couple of weeks, as he did when he worked in Chicago, will do that to a person. How Schools Work exposes the lies that have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates. But it also identifies what really does make a school work. “As insightful as it is inspiring” (Washington Book Review), How Schools Work will embolden parents, teachers, voters, and even students to demand more of our public schools. If America is going to be great, then we can accept nothing less.
Categories: Education

7 Mindshifts for School Leaders

7 Mindshifts for School Leaders

This means that schools have a universal economic function to provide people with the skills and abilities to be ... Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education with, ...

Author: Connie Hamilton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071871089

Category: Education

Page: 158

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With the right approach, no problem is unsolvable. How do you approach and solve problems in education that have been around so long that they just feel...normal? Perpetual issues—numeracy, reading ability, equity, grading, and teacher retention—are often continually managed, but not solved like the crises they are for future sustainability. This innovative guide introduces seven mindshifts that will help you engage with your community, access diverse resources, embrace radical new ideas, create equity, and chart a course of school improvement to solve those "unsolvable issues" so that your students and teachers learn and grow. Features include Seven adaptable models—one per mindshift—for finding your own solutions to perennial problems Stories highlighting the successful implementation of each mindshift Discussions to help you match mindshifts to particular problems Technical tips and reflection questions Persistent problems in education can only be solved if we approach them as the crises that they are. This book gives you the tools you need to become a new kind of school leader—one empowered to not just deal with the outcomes of perennial complex issues, but extinguish them altogether so that your students can thrive.
Categories: Education

The Choice We Face

The Choice We Face

James Forman , Jr. " The Rise and Fall of School Vouchers : A Story of Religion , Race , and Politics , ” UCLA Law ... How Schools Work : An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest Serving Secretaries of ...

Author: Jon Hale

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807087480

Category: Education

Page: 290

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A comprehensive history of school choice in the US, from its birth in the 1950s as the most effective weapon to oppose integration to its lasting impact in reshaping the public education system today. Most Americans today see school choice as their inalienable right. In The Choice We Face, scholar Jon Hale reveals what most fail to see: school choice is grounded in a complex history of race, exclusion, and inequality. Through evaluating historic and contemporary education policies, Hale demonstrates how reframing the way we see school choice represents an opportunity to evolve from complicity to action. The idea of school choice, which emerged in the 1950s during the civil rights movement, was disguised by American rhetoric as a symbol of freedom and individualism. Shaped by the ideas of conservative economist Milton Friedman, the school choice movement was a weapon used to oppose integration and maintain racist and classist inequalities. Still supported by Democrats and Republicans alike, this policy continues to shape American education in nuanced ways, Hale shows—from the expansion of for-profit charter schools and civil rights–based reform efforts to the appointment of Betsy DeVos. Exposing the origins of a movement that continues to privilege middle- to upper-class whites while depleting the resources for students left behind, The Choice We Face is a bold, definitive new history that promises to challenge long-held assumptions on education and redefines our moment as an opportunity to save it—a choice we will not have for much longer.
Categories: Education

The Buying and Selling of American Education

The Buying and Selling of American Education

What percent of high school graduates are illiterate in the United States? ... How schools work: An inside account of failure and success from one of the nation's longest-serving secretaries of education. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Author: Susan Tave Zelman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781607096429

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Traces the history of American education as a foundation to examining persistent weaknesses in education today.
Categories: Education

Educational Administration

Educational Administration

1. Why do city schools have more fiscal problems than suburban or rural schools? 2. What state taxes are used to provide school revenues? ... success from one of the nation's longestserving secretaries of education.

Author: Frederick C. Lunenburg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544373614

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 709

Now with SAGE Publishing! The bestselling Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices has been considered the standard for all educational administration textbooks for three decades. A thorough and comprehensive revision, the Seventh Edition continues to balance theory and research with practical application for prospective and practicing school administrators. While maintaining the book’s hallmark features—a friendly and approachable writing style, cutting-edge content, and compelling pedagogy—authors Frederick C. Lunenburg and Allan Ornstein present research-based practices while discussing topical issues facing school administrators today. Included with this title: The password-protected Instructor Resource Site (formally known as SAGE Edge) offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides. Learn more.
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With Grit and a Big Heart

With Grit and a Big Heart

The Education of Black People: Ten Critiques, 1906-1960. New York: Monthly Review Press. Duncan, Arne. (2018). How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education.

Author: Theodore G. Zervas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475865875

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 306

This book is about the teaching profession and what it takes to become a successful teacher
Categories: Education

Congress A to Z

Congress A to Z

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success From One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Jennings, Jack. Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The ...

Author: Chuck McCutcheon

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781071846827

Category: Political Science

Page: 1035

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Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Seventh Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including a demographically younger Congress, the urban-rural divide, and climate change. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress and helps them make sense of the continued division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more. Key Features: Available in both electronic and print formats Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress Detailed tables and index Entries now include cross-references and lists of further readings to help readers continue the research journey
Categories: Political Science

The Influence of Theorists and Pioneers on Early Childhood Education

The Influence of Theorists and Pioneers on Early Childhood Education

How schools work: An inside account of failure and success from one of the nation's longest-serving secretaries of education. Simpon & Schuster. Elkind, D. (1983). Montessori education: Abiding contributions and contemporary challenges.

Author: Roy Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000542530

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 961

The chapters in this book reflect on the major shifts in the views of early childhood thinkers and educators, who have contributed to contemporary theoretical frameworks pertaining to early childhood learning. The book also revisits and critically analyses the influence of developmental theories on early childhood education, starting in the 1890s with the work of G. Stanley Hall that established the close association of early childhood education and child development. Several chapters comprise critical examinations of the fundamental influence of thinkers such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Adler, Pestalozzi, Froebel, and so on, on early childhood learning. The book also contends that these theoretical conceptions of child development have heavily influenced modern views of early childhood education. This book is a significant new contribution to early childhood learning, and will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Education, Public Policy, History of Education, Psychology, and Sociology. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Early Child Development and Care.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

How schools work: An inside account of failure and success from one of the nation's longest-serving secretaries of education. Simon and Schuster. Eason, S. H., & Daniel, L. G. (1989). Trends and methodological practices in several ...

Author: Wang, Viktor

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668441459

Category: Education

Page: 526

View: 739

Education inevitably influences society and our future. As literature and experience tells, educational leaders impact not only their institutions, but ultimately the learning outcomes for a large portion of society’s members. Educational leaders are charged with more than creating a viable future for an institution; they are also charged with contributing to and creating a viable, positive human future—not an easy task amid the turbulence and disruption of our times. The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership and Research Methodology discusses the evolution of educational leadership knowledge, thoughts, and practices by sharing the perspectives, experiences, theories, and philosophies related to educational leadership and research methodologies across all levels of education. Covering topics such as critical race design, toxic leadership, and adult learning, this major reference work is a critical resource for faculty and administrators of both K-12 and higher education, principals, superintendents, chancellors, directors, pre-service teachers, teaching instructors, government officials, librarians, researchers, and academicians.
Categories: Education

Achievements and Legacy of the Obama Presidency

Achievements and Legacy of the Obama Presidency

Caro, Robert A. 1982. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. New York: Random House. Duncan, Arne. 2018. How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of Nation's Longest Serving Secretaries of Education.

Author: Michael Grossman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030895297

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 720

This book provides a broad analysis of the legacy of the Obama presidency, representing multiple perspectives across the partisan and disciplinary divides. The chapters in this book are grouped into three major legacy categories: domestic policy, foreign policy, and rhetoric. Domestically, the contributors examine the “Obama coalition” and its staying power in the age of Trump, President Obama's legacy regarding the use of executive power, his impact on intergovernmental relations, and his impact on the welfare state and education. On the foreign policy front, the central focus is on whether Obama was in fact much different from his predecessor, what impact he had on the Middle East and Afghanistan, and whether his pivot to Asia yielded the hoped-for results. The contributions in this book also aim to (re-)assess the Obama legacy in light of the subsequent efforts by his successor to undo many of the policies embraced and implemented during the Obama years.
Categories: Political Science