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Education and the Politics of "Reform" Part I: The High School Dilema

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Historically, "reform" has meant more of the same within the context of U.S. Public Schools. For many school districts (especially urban) the term reform usually translates into catchy acronyms of committment, supercial restructuring and new ways to punish teachers. Inevitably teachers are required to learn new jargon, a language of achievement and progress if you will; while the same fundamental problems fester just beneath the surface. As always the "new approach," brings us back to a focus on "standardized testing." In a climate of over-testing, students are deprived of a meaninful education because teachers spend the majority of their time teaching to "THE TEST." Join us as we tackle many of the critical issues that educators and students face today.

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