Emerging Trends in Education Policy

Unapologetic Progressive Conversations

Edited by:
Theodore S. Ransaw, Michigan State University
Brian Boggs, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Published 2023

From the moment society first conceived an education system, there has been a need to have critical discussions about how best to provide education, and how best to create education policy. Because of the rapidly changing and fluid nature of technology, education has become the most crucial component to having a better life around the globe. The purpose of Emerging Trends in Education Policy: Unapologetic Progressive Conversations, is to highlight impactful policies, strategies, initiatives, and approaches to educational reform globally, nationally, as well as locally through an edited volume.

Emerging Trends in Education Policy offers readers the opportunity to read contributions from researchers and policymakers who like to make a ruckus and speak to an audience that appreciates disruption. Emerging Trends in Education Policy provides space for researchers to take intellectual risks and policymakers to be on the cutting edge of educational policy change.

Educators often do not have the time to research and propose policy recommendations despite the fact they are the people that deliver the content. Professors often delay their more provocative findings and suggestions until after full tenure. By encouraging chapters from professors that were K-12 teachers at one time first, and researchers second, Emerging Trends in Education Policy: Unapologetic Progressive Conversation fulfills the need for innovative policy reform based on recommendations from practitioners with direct knowledge in the field.

Preface, William Schmidt. Introduction: Emerging Trends in Education Policy: Unapologetic Progressive Conversations, Brian Boggs and Theodore S. Ransaw. SECTION I: ROLE OF EDUCATION SYSTEMS. An Inclusive Society for All Through Inclusive Education for Students With Disabilities, Rosanne Renauer. Expression of Student LGBTQ Free Speech Framework, Amanda Miller and Brian Boggs. What Will It Take to Help All Third Graders Learn to Read? Recommendations for Improving Policies on Early Literacy Learning, Dennis Davis, Chandra Alston, and Courtney Samuelson. SECTION II: ROLE OF FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. The Time is Now: Advocating for Contextually Responsive Policy to Support Full Service Community Schools, Kathleen Provinzano. Make Parenting Education Universal, Eve Sullivan and Djamel Bekkai. SECTION III: ROLE OF COLLEGES. Involved Fathers: The Missing Link in Education Policy Reform, Theodore S. Ransaw. Advancing the Promise of Career Programming in High School: Critical Components Driving Key Student Outcomes, Avery D. D. Newton. Transformational Change: Lessons From Workforce Diversification Efforts in California’s Community Colleges, Daisy Gonzales and Nadia Leal-Carrillo. SECTION IV: ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY. A New North Star: The Role of Progressive Policy Reform In Re-Envisioning More Equitable Educational Goals, Assessments, and Accountability, Christopher A. Shearer. Redistributing Power Through Grantmaking, Caitlan Cole. SECTION V: ROLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE. The 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory and The Null Curriculum: What We Teach By Not Teaching, Theodore S. Ransaw and Khalid Mumin. Seeking Clarity and Justice: An Analysis of India and the PRC’s National Education Policies Through a Global Lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Darshana Devarajan and Kyle Chong. And Finally Delores, Do You Ever Question the Nature of Your Reality? Roger Duncan. Biographies.