This book seeks to leave the reader feeling optimistic and forward-thinking about our collective ability to provide a better educational future for all of our children. Rather than simply recite problems, Unlearning Failure seeks to explore credible solutions. If we are to fix the current urban schooling mess that we find ourselves in, we might well need to reignite our collective outside-the-box thinking as well as revisit measures previously labeled controversial.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Dr. Dierdre Glenn Paul, full professor at Montclair State University, is the author of four books, four book chapters, multiple journal articles and has made numerous presentations. Her most significant accomplishment, however, is being mom to two fantastic children.
Table of ContentsDedication
Chapter 1: Demythologizing the American History of Urban Public Schooling
Chapter 2: The Emergence of Race in the Debate on Urban School Reform
Chapter 3: The Infusion of Big, Federal Cash…Throwing Good Money After Bad
Chapter 4: Can Failure Be Unlearned? Can urban schools actually be transformed in the new millennium?
Chapter 5: Can Competition Serve as the Jumpstart That Failing Urban Public Schools Need To Get Their Acts Together?
Chapter 6: What is School Choice? Why is it the Only Viable Alternative to Failing Urban Schools in the New Millennium?