U.S. National Debate Topic, 2017-2018

U.S. National Debate Topic, 2017-2018

Education Reform

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Education Reform is the focus of the National Forensics Leagues 2017-2018 Policy Debate. Articles will discuss different strategies in reforming primary and secondary education in the US. American students do not rank well compared to their peers in other countries. Every administration aims to improve education through a variety of means of increased regulation, funding, standards review and teacher professional development. How has the adoption of the Common Core State Standards changed the national education landscape? Is reform still needed? How do we address the persistent achievement gap between ethnic and racial groups? What is the role of for- profit charter schools in improving failing public schools? Is a skills-based education the best for training a 21st century workforce to compete globally? What is the role of technology in improving teaching or learning? Will online K-12 education address accessibility and fairness in education? This volume will cover all the current issues in the debate on education reform including teacher training and pay, class size, flexible scheduling and standardized testing.
Publisher: ©2017.
Amenia, New York :, Grey House Publishing,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781682174531
Characteristics: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: H.W. Wilson Company
Contents: 5. Education technology :
Hi-teach: education in the digital age / Micah L. Issitt
Computing in the classroom: from the "teaching machine" to the promise of twenty-first-century learning technology / Sophia Nguyen
Ex-FCC chair blasts efforts to change lifeline, net neutrality, privacy rules / Benjamin Herold
Transforming the EdTech ecosystem: a checklist for investing / Barbara Kurhsan
Online education pioneer boots up a jobs program for the tech industry / Tom Simonite
The new cheating economy / Brad Wolverton.
4. Equity and the achievement gap :
The achievement class / Micah L. Issitt
College calculus: what's the real value of higher education? / John Cassidy
Skipping class / The Economist
Student debt payback far worse than believed / Andrea Fuller
Sheila Bair's one weird trick to make her college less white / Shahien Nasiripour
Bernie Sanders just introduced his free college tuition plan / George Zornick
10 public high school teachers explain why they're worried about Trump's pick for Education Secretary / De Elizabeth
The outsized role of parent contributions in elementary school finance / Emily Workman.
3. In the classroom: skills, knowledge, climate :
The modernization of education / Micah L. Issitt
What we're missing in measuring who's ready for college / Mikhail Zinshteyn
It's time for vocational schools to get some respect / Deborah Halber
Forget welding: the hottest new vocational schools do digital design / Margaret Rhodes
A plan to teach every child computer science / Emily Deruy
Inside Silicon Valley's classrooms of the future / Hannah Kuchler
It takes a suburb: a town struggles to ease student stress / Kyle Spencer.
2. Reform 2017 :
Commercializing knowledge: reform in 2017 / Micah L. Issitt
Tax credits, school choice and "neovouchers": what you need to know / Kevin Welner
It's not what Trump's Education Department will do that should worry critics; it's what it won't do / Conor Williams
Dismal voucher results surprise researchers as DeVos era begins / Kevin Carey
Education for sale? School choice and the future of American education / Linda Darling-Hammond
Massachusetts charter cap holds back disadvantaged students / Sarah Cohodes, Susan M. Dynarski
An education leader with one big idea / Dan Currell.
1. The state of American education :
Educational states / Micah L. Issitt
Ask better school reform questions / Frederick M. Hess, Paige Willey
A look at the education crisis: tests, standards, and the future of American education / Ulrich Boser, Perpetual Baffour, Steph Vela
Why the charter school debate has moved beyond "better" or "worse" / Joshua Cowen
America's not-so-broken education system: do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted? / Jack Schneider
What the world can learn from the latest PISA test results / The Economist
Where school choice gets an A or B / Mark Silva.
Summary: Education Reform is the focus of the National Forensics Leagues 2017-2018 Policy Debate. Articles will discuss different strategies in reforming primary and secondary education in the US. American students do not rank well compared to their peers in other countries. Every administration aims to improve education through a variety of means of increased regulation, funding, standards review and teacher professional development. How has the adoption of the Common Core State Standards changed the national education landscape? Is reform still needed? How do we address the persistent achievement gap between ethnic and racial groups? What is the role of for- profit charter schools in improving failing public schools? Is a skills-based education the best for training a 21st century workforce to compete globally? What is the role of technology in improving teaching or learning? Will online K-12 education address accessibility and fairness in education? This volume will cover all the current issues in the debate on education reform including teacher training and pay, class size, flexible scheduling and standardized testing.
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