Educational Courage by Mara Sapon-Shevin
Resisting the Ambush on Public Education

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Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those who are resisting market-driven initiatives such as high-stakes testing, charter schools, mayoral control, and merit pay. The diverse narrators who write in this volume confront the educational agendas that undermine teachers’ judgment and knowledge, ignore the different backgrounds of students and parents, and debase the learning process. Yet these educators, parents, and activists also offer stories of resistance and hope as they fight to uphold the ideals of democratic public education.

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About Mara Sapon-Shevin

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Nancy Schniedewind teaches in the master's program in humanistic/multicultural education at the State University of New York-New Paltz. Among her publications are Open Minds to Equality and Women: Images and Realities. Mara Sapon-Shevin is professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University. Her publications include Because We Can Change the World and Widening the Circle.
Published September 4, 2012 by Beacon Press. 235 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Another story follows a teacher who quit a hard-won job with Teach for America in a high-poverty school, because there was no discussion of "institutionalized racism and classism as root causes of the achievement gap."

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With this earnest compilation of essays and exposés, teachers and activists Schniedewind (Open Minds to Equality) and Sapon-Shevin (Because We Can Change the World) aim impassioned, statistic-tipped a

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