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Mike Rose


Mike Rose

Mike Rose is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and part of the National Academy of Education. Rose...


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Lives on the Boundary: Education and Inequality

For almost 35 years, I’ve been writing about people who have had a hard time of it in school, and this writing has led me to examine our definition of intelligence and measures of academic achievement, the relation of social class and inequality to achievement, and the very purpose of education in a democratic society.

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The Maker Movement: Tinkering With the Idea That College Is for Everyone

Over the last 10 years or so, increasing numbers of Americans have been seeking the satisfaction that comes with a trade. But vocational education needs some rethinking.

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MOOCs and Other Wonders: Education and High-Tech Utopia

Deep within our cultural history is a faith in the power of technology to cure social problems.

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What Is the Goal of School Reform?

As we consider what reform initiatives might achieve, we should also ask the old, defining question: What is the purpose of education in a democracy?

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Ground Zero in the Land of Opportunity

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Right at the point when they are most needed, our second-chance institutions are being severely threatened. Across the country, community colleges, adult schools and literacy programs are reporting record enrollments at the same time they have to trim staff, classes and services.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 READ MORE


Who Should Go to College?

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The college-for-all versus occupational training debate is typically focused on structural features of the K-12 curriculum and on economic outcomes with little attention paid to the intellectual and emotional lives of the young people involved—their interests, what has meaning for them, what they want to do with their lives.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 READ MORE

Digs : Education

The Questions Education Reformers Aren’t Asking

Mike Rose notes that no one in power is asking fundamental questions about the purpose of education and whether much-hyped reforms might do more harm than good.

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 READ MORE

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Mike Rose
Mike Rose

Mike Rose is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and part of the National Academy of Education.

Rose area of expertise focuses on language, literacy, and cognition and a number of his books including “Lives on the Boundary: the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared”, “Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America”, “The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker”, ” Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us”, and “Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education” focus on those areas. His latest book is “Public Education Under Siege”.

Rose has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Commonwealth Club of California Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. He has also been recognized by the Spencer Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation Program in Cognitive Studies for Educational Practice, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Modern Language Association.

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