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Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this speech, Hursh shows how public education in the United States is undergoing profound changes. Education policy has been hijacked by the unelected and unaccountable corporate reformers who aspire to overhaul the education system through a corporate model of privatization and market competition. They aim to privatize education through…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Public Schools, Educational Change
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Collins, James – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
"No Child Left Behind" is federal education legislation consisting of implementation programs intended to reconcile the goals of insuring equality while promoting competition in public education in the United States. Immigrant students whose primary languages are not English are included in the mandate of "NCLB," categorized as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Immigrants, At Risk Students, English Language Learners
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Koyama, Jill – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Refugees in the US are often seen as risk-takers--those who engage in potentially harmful behaviors that simultaneously provide opportunity; with their perceived weaknesses in English language training, overall education, and US cultural capital, refugees are also frequently situated as being "at-risk" of not adapting to their new…
Descriptors: Refugees, English Language Learners, At Risk Persons, Cultural Capital
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Qiu, Xing; Chen, Shaw-Ree; Barrett, Emily S.; Velez, Marissa; Conn, Kelly; Heinert, Sara – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are ubiquitous in our environment and a growing body of research indicates that EDCs may adversely affect human development. Fetal development is particularly susceptible to EDC exposure, and prenatal care providers are being asked to educate women about the risks of…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Pregnancy, Models, Beliefs
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article provides a case study of how a business culture imposes modes of educational leadership on a public school system in New York City that has little if any concerns for empowering children, teachers, and the communities. The article provides a counter-narrative that serves to dispel the notion that the culture of educational empowerment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Beck, Sam – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This autobiographical account provides a historical map of landmarks in the author's personal and professional life that led him to his present understanding of public anthropology as public pedagogy and vice versa. He indicates that his experiences led him to study sociocultural anthropology to investigate learning from experience, a foundational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Autobiographies, Reflection
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Linville, Darla – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article presents data from a six-month participatory action research project. Researchers included one doctoral student and eight high-school students in New York City, all of whom identified as non-heterosexual and/or gender non-conforming. The research analyzed language and behavior in school, as well as state anti-bullying and sex…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Bullying, Action Research
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
For young people it just gets worse. Ten years after the Columbine tragedy, the debate over school safety has clearly shown that educators, parents, politicians, and the mainstream media have created the conditions in which young people have increasingly become the victims of adult mistreatment, indifference, neglect, even violence. The tragic…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Young Adults, Youth