Title

Corporate Style Education Reform and the Latino Community

Presenter Information

Steven Pray

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 137A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Education, Latino, Reform

Abstract

Education reform has taken on a new meaning to the Latino community in the United States. Some of the most salient reforms to the Latino community such as standardized testing, proliferation of charter schools, advancing competition, and managing schools in a top- down approach will all be examined in detail. Numerous studies such as one published by Stanford University will be used to quantify data pertaining to the issues. This paper will also include the perspectives of educational historians such as Diana Ravitch. A comparative analysis of reforms in the United States and Finland will also be used to suggest the most effective ways of reforming America’s education system. Issues such as poverty and English language barriers that pose a threat to Latino’s at a disproportionately high rate will also be observed.

For his work on this project, Steven Pray was nominated for the SOURCE 2014 Scholar of the Year Award.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Wirth, Rex

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Corporate Style Education Reform and the Latino Community

SURC Room 137A

Education reform has taken on a new meaning to the Latino community in the United States. Some of the most salient reforms to the Latino community such as standardized testing, proliferation of charter schools, advancing competition, and managing schools in a top- down approach will all be examined in detail. Numerous studies such as one published by Stanford University will be used to quantify data pertaining to the issues. This paper will also include the perspectives of educational historians such as Diana Ravitch. A comparative analysis of reforms in the United States and Finland will also be used to suggest the most effective ways of reforming America’s education system. Issues such as poverty and English language barriers that pose a threat to Latino’s at a disproportionately high rate will also be observed.

For his work on this project, Steven Pray was nominated for the SOURCE 2014 Scholar of the Year Award.