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

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education

Book Title: Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807032956

Author: Mara Sapon-Shevin


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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.