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Teaching and Advocacy
co-edited with Debbie Coughlin and Joanna Marasco, Stenhouse, February, 1997.
This book is particularly moving since the issues are seen through the eyes of practicing teachers who are struggling with student advocacy issues as they write their diaries, analyze their students’ writing, and try to figure out how far they can go in their own teaching situations. Any teacher who wants to connect literacy to action and writing to the passion with which it is generated, and who agonizes over how political she or he should be and still survive to tell the tale, should be moved by this book.
Learning Denied: Inappropriate Educational Decision Making
Heinemann, November, 1990. Eighth Printing.
Learning Denied is a powerful document. Denny Taylor’s conclusions confirm many teachers’ doubts about America’s mania for standardized tests, and serve as a signal to teachers and administrators that a reliance on test results can be more than misleading; it can be a hazard to the child.