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From the Editorial Board Problematizing Recent Educational Decisions

From the Editorial Board Problematizing Recent Educational Decisions From the Editorial Board Problematizing Recent Educational Decisions Stephanie Wright The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sawright@email.unc.edu At The High School Journal, we are commited to maintaining a conversation about relevant issues in education and how they speak to the general purpose of schooling. In our last issue we addressed the paradox associated with groups of stakeholders having different notions of the purpose of schools (e.g., creation of an educated work force, or a vehicle for social justice). As academics, educators, parents, and school reformers, we should answer this question before our work in improving schools begins: What is the purpose of school? This question is multifaceted and has many possible, even conflicting answers, but the purpose of schools is an important part of the conversation surrounding educational reform. Without determining the purpose of our reform, we have no idea if our reform efforts are moving schools in the right direction. In this issue, our portion of this conversation continues, drawing from recent decisions in education made at the state and local level which have become political juggernauts. The recent debates have brought new questions into this discussion such as: Who should teach our students? What should http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The High School Journal University of North Carolina Press

From the Editorial Board Problematizing Recent Educational Decisions

The High School Journal , Volume 93 (4) – Oct 7, 2010

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2010 The University of North Carolina Press.
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1534-5157

Abstract

From the Editorial Board Problematizing Recent Educational Decisions Stephanie Wright The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sawright@email.unc.edu At The High School Journal, we are commited to maintaining a conversation about relevant issues in education and how they speak to the general purpose of schooling. In our last issue we addressed the paradox associated with groups of stakeholders having different notions of the purpose of schools (e.g., creation of an educated work force, or a vehicle for social justice). As academics, educators, parents, and school reformers, we should answer this question before our work in improving schools begins: What is the purpose of school? This question is multifaceted and has many possible, even conflicting answers, but the purpose of schools is an important part of the conversation surrounding educational reform. Without determining the purpose of our reform, we have no idea if our reform efforts are moving schools in the right direction. In this issue, our portion of this conversation continues, drawing from recent decisions in education made at the state and local level which have become political juggernauts. The recent debates have brought new questions into this discussion such as: Who should teach our students? What should

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The High School JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 7, 2010

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