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First StrikeEducational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles$
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Damien M. Sojoyner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697533

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001

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Reading the Past and Listening to the Present

Reading the Past and Listening to the Present

(p.189) Conclusion Reading the Past and Listening to the Present
First Strike

Damien M. Sojoyner

University of Minnesota Press

The conclusion of First Strike debunks the claim that teacher unions prevent administrators from excising bad teachers from schools, which in turn creates underperforming students. Through a meditation on his mother’s experience as a schoolteacher, Sojoyner suggests that the exclusionary potential and pedagogical insufficiency of standardized testing, as well as the cutting of social support nets for students, are the actual contributing factors. The author describes his influences in W. E. B. DuBois and Clyde Woods, and summarizes his individual chapters’ claims.

Keywords:   W. E. B. DuBois, Clyde Woods, standardized testing, social support, exclusion, No Child Left Behind

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