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Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Jill P. Koyama

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit ... More


Engaging Failure: Probing the Problematics and Politics of Policy

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) continues to be challenging at the district level because people do not automatically do what they are told. This chapter documents the appropriation of NCLB ... More


Accentuating Failure: Emphasizing the Need for “Help”

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

While concerns about addressing school failure were ubiquitous throughout the New York City's public schools, the administrative staff—principals, assistant principals, parent coordinators, and ... More


Fabricating Failure: Making Up the Need for “Help”

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Culturing school failure requires an exaggeration or a misinterpretation, intentional or otherwise, of the signs of failure. As federal and state educational policies, and the policy-directed actions ... More


Framing Failure: Interrogating Policy Studies, Policy Theory, and NCLB

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) persists in the social construction (and social judgments) of “disadvantaged” children, the policy's target population, and furthers a particular presentation of the ... More


Introduction: The Paradox of Getting Ahead

Kysa Nygreen

in These Kids: Identity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031422
eISBN:
9780226031736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the impact of school failure on the identity formation of youths who find themselves at the bottom of a vastly ... More


Supplementing Failure: Providing Supplemental Educational Services

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the enabling features of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy by examining the supplemental educational service (SES) providers, the temporary associations they make with ... More


Neglecting Failure: Ignoring the Need for “Help”

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The juxtaposition of the stated goal to fix failure and the daily actions in which failure was admittedly ignored illuminates the ways in which failure was made to matter through inactions. This ... More


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