• Written with the express purpose of filling the gap that exists between educators’ desire to address injustice and the attitudes and skill sets required to be effective in this arena. . It of helping educators to become effective allies in the struggle for educational equity and social justice. • Takes an assets-based approach by underscoring the assumption that educators are predisposed to becoming powerful allies for social justice by virtue of their dispositions, professional preparation, and role-associated standing • Includes a variety of powerful vignettes that illustrates how school environments address the myriad forms of injustice experienced by those on the margins • Includes thought provoking activities suitable for use in multiple professional learning settings
Chapter 8: Tactics of Deception and Flawed Theories
Tactics of Deception and Flawed Theories
So how do the bankrupt, single-sided stories come to be and persist? This chapter will explore the many ways in which those who benefit from these stories continually breathe new life into bankrupt lies, which translate into bankrupt policies that most often end up hurting our most vulnerable students.
Just as allies benefit from embracing the dissonance caused by discovering that many of the narratives about marginalized people are fabrications, allies also benefit from embracing the dissonance that results as allies grow in awareness regarding what fuels some educational policies.
Among the bankrupt lies and flawed theories that drive educational policy are two of particular note. The first is that educational outcomes will be ...