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  • By Guest on December 13, 2016

    The Big Lies of School Reform: Finding Better Solutions for the Future of Public Education, edited by Paul Gorski and Kristien Zenkov, is a quick read that focuses on popular school reform and debunking its misconceptions. The book is divided into four different parts: “The Big Picture,” “Curriculum and Assessment,” “Teachers and Teaching,” and “Schools and Policy.” Each part is comprised of a series of essays that focus on different lies about school reform and disparaging them. There are twelve essays total, each noted as a chapter. The essays in the book are written by well-known figures in educational policy such as Gloria Ladson-Billings, Deborah Meier, Wayne Au and Paul Gorski. This book is written as an anthology, yet a single theme ties the work together: problematic school reform that hinder progress towards more equitable schools.The first part, “The Big Picture,” contains two poignant chapters on overall school reform. Ladson-Billings’ essay focuses on neo-liberal reformers deceptive suggestions for serving children who experience poverty. Comparatively, Gutierrez examines how high stakes testing is not absolutely necessary in public education and how it leads to furthering the achievement gap through marginalizing certain types of students.Part two, “Curriculum and Assessment” has four chapters, each one focusing on a different misconception in school reform. Cody discusses the Common Core, Dudley-Marling looks at the negative impact direct instruction, Cummins investigates English-language learner programs, and Meier criticizes the nation’s obsession with assessments in public education.The third section, “Teachers and Teaching,” contains two chapters that aim to uncloak lies regarding the field of teaching and teachers themselves. Zenkov details the argument for non-fast tracked teacher education and why teachers should be viewed as professionals. Swalwell explores why teachers unions do not damage student learning and are actually good for schools.The final section entitled “Schools and Policy” consists of four chapters that focus on state and federal policy. Anderson and Oakes delineate why tracking is damaging in schools. Gorski shows readers the negative assumptions about communities in poverty. Au investigates the relationship between capitalism and school reform. Renee and Trujillo take a closer look as federal initiatives.This book is written by well-known researchers and professors from universities across the country. Each author details extensive arguments with many citations at the end of each chapter to back up their assertions. The information presented in this book is very credible based on the comprehensive resumes of its authors. A major strength of this book is its accessible layout and formatting. This book would be recommended for anyone prefers to read shorter chapters, as each essay averages around only ten or so pages. This is a book recently published in 2014, so it is not yet widely cited holistically, but individual ideas from these authors have been cited previously as notable. I recommend this book as a ready for anyone interested in the field of educational leadership or educational policy and analysis or for anyone who is more curious about school reform and its downfalls.

  • By JZ on February 27, 2015

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the chapters in this book, and I've recommended it to my colleagues. Stand out chapters for me include those by Wayne Au, Anthony Cody, Paul Gorski, and Deborah Meier. Each chapter discusses a particular issue in depth, but the book is not meant to be comprehensive with regard to the many issues that exist (hence "big lies" in the title). In addition to this book, those looking for discussions of even more issues might read the "50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education" by Berliner, Glass, and Associates.


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