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Author Hatch, J. Amos.

Title Reclaiming the teaching profession : transforming the dialogue on public education / J. Amos Hatch.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Debunking the Assumptions of the Education Reform Agenda -- 1. Assumption 1: Public schools are failing -- 2. Assumption 2: Teachers are inept -- 3. Assumption 3: Teachers will only work hard to avoid punishment or earn external rewards -- 4. Assumption 4: Standards-based testing for accountability is the best way to reform schools -- 5. Assumption 5: Test scores accurately assess what teachers are teaching and students are learning -- 6. Assumption 6: Public schools need to be privatized -- 7. Assumption 7: Business models have direct application to education -- 8. Assumption 8: Teachers' unions are a major reason why schools are so bad -- 9. Assumption 9: Alternative teacher licensure programs are better than traditional teacher education -- 10. Assumption 10: Wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs, and politicians know more about education than school professionals -- pt. II Speaking Truth to Power -- 11. Exposing the Forces Behind Educational Reform -- 12. Talking Back to Those Who Want to Destroy Public Education -- 13. Strategies for Reclaiming Our Profession.
Summary This book details, and provides a systematic critique of, the shaky assumptions at the foundation of the market-based reform initiatives that dominate the contemporary education scene. It names and exposes the motives and methods of the powerful philanthropists, politicians, business moguls, and education entrepreneurs who are behind the reform movement.
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Subject Public schools -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Education -- Standards -- United States.
Teachers -- Rating of -- United States.
Business and education -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Business and education.
Education -- Standards.
Educational change.
Public schools.
Teachers -- Rating of.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hatch, J. Amos. Reclaiming the teaching profession 9781475810301 (DLC) 2014041865 (OCoLC)903211881
ISBN 9781475810325 (electronic bk.)
1475810326 (electronic bk.)