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Fall 2018 Special Issue:
The Politics of (Un)deservedness and (In)visibility: Examining Economic Justice Issues in Education

This issue features pieces from graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a special focus on how social, cultural, economic, geographic, and political factors impact educational access and equity for all students.

The full issue can be found here.

Comments and feedback about the issue can be directed to the Special Issue Editor, Melinda Lemke, PhD, assistant professor of Education, State University of New York at Buffalo: Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 470 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1000, USA. Email:

Fall 2018 Special Issue

The Politics of (Un)deservedness and (In)visibility: Examining Economic Justice Issues in Education

Melinda Lemke, PhD

ESSA, Low-Wage Migrants, and the Persistent Neoliberal Education Structure

Kathleen Reeb-Reascos, EdM, and Jennifer Serniuk, MMEd

Paradoxical Choices: The Realities and Privatized Education for Latino Students

Jon C. Veenis, MBA

Charter Schools: The Destruction of Teacher Certification in New York State

Michelle Wing, MA, and Jennifer Saboda, MSEd

Excelsior, New York States’ “Free” College Scholarship

Christian Pierce, BA, and Justin Siraco, BA

Prison Reform and Redemption for Whom?

Jennifer Mdurvwa Wolcott, MA, MEd

Avenues into the Street Economy: Childhood Trauma and the Unsuccessful Navigation of the Public Education System in the United States

Tara-Jeneil S. Fenton, EdM

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