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Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture

November 12, 2013: An event with School of Ed Dean & Education Scholar, Kevin Kumashiro

The University Council on Diversity and Inclusion sponsored an evening with School of Educations Dean, Kevin Kumashiro. He discussed the current debates on educational reform that seem to unquestioningly place blame on public school teachers, teacher unions, and teacher educators for all that is wrong with schools, with little critical questioning of the real, systemic problems. His presentation highlighted the common and commonsensical ways that both the American public and influential leaders think about the problems and solutions for our nation's schools, and suggested ways to see the bigger picture and reframe the debate.

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