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[xmca] Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling

I'd be interested in talking about this on xmca:
Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling

It is stating the obvious that social inequality is not within the power of the public school system to solve, or even mitigate, but it is worth thinking what strategy progressive teachers /can/ follow. Let us agree that putting a safety net under the most disadvantaged is something everyone would agree with, what else? I would have thought de-coupling educational quaification and appreciation of culture is something worth looking at. What do others on the list think about this issue?

mike cole wrote:
Several of the articles on show below appear of interest to various

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Date: Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Transitioning From an Innovative Elementary to a Conventional High
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 Smuggling Authentic Learning Into the School Context: Transitioning From an
Innovative Elementary to a Conventional High
by Renée DePalma, Eugene Matusov & Mark Smith
 Analyzing the discourse of eighth-grade graduates from an innovative
elementary school as they transition to conventional high schools revealed
distinct response patterns characterizing concurrent projects of
self-actualization and institutional achievement. Our analysis suggests that
a certain critical ambivalence toward credentialism and competition can be
part of a healthy strategy for school success, particularly for those from
marginalized groups who do not wholly buy into the (predominantly White and
middle-class) historically rooted traditions of conventional schooling.

 Designing Transparent Teacher Evaluation: The Role of Oversight Panels for
Professional Accountability<http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=15053>
by Jennifer Goldstein
 This article explores a policy intended to improve the quality of teaching
by improving the quality of teacher evaluation. It examines a Peer
Assistance and Review (PAR) program, and specifically one aspect of the
program-its oversight panel-asking how an oversight panel alters the
practice of teacher evaluation. The core argument of the article is that
oversight panels have the potential to fundamentally alter the transparency
of the teacher evaluation process and, in turn, the nature of

 Book Reviews
 Multiliteracies in Motion: Current Theory and
 by David R. Cole and Darren Lee Pullen (eds.)
reviewed by William Kist
 Citizenship Education and Social Development in
 by Ali A. Abdi, Edward Shizha, and Lee Ellis (eds.)
reviewed by Monisha Bajaj
 Persuading Fred: An essay review of recent books by Stanley Fish, Louis
Menand, and Martha
reviewed by James Donald
 Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public
 by David F. Labaree
reviewed by Floyd M. Hammack

 Henry Braun discusses his paper, co-authored with Irwin Kirsch and Kentaro
Yamamoto, "An Experimental Study of the Effects of Monetary Incentives on
Performance on the 12th-Grade NAEP Reading
 In Praise of Slow Reading<http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16238>
by Thomas Newkirk
This commentary argues against the high valuation schools place on reading
speed, particularly on high sakes tests like the SAT. In penalizing slower
readers, these and other tests put at a disadvantage students who approach
their reading in a deliberate and thorough way. The ideal should not be
speed but the *tiempo guisto*, the pace at which we are most attentive and
effective-and this pace will vary depending on the individual and the task.
  2010 NSSE Yearbooks and Call for Proposals for Future
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce the yearbook topics for
2010 and issue a call for new proposals.

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