Fall 2018 Special Issue

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Special Issue of the Texas Education Review, “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 Educational Leadership and Policy, 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: malemke@buffalo.edu

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

Volume 6, Issue 2

Critical forums include Technology for Equity and Social Justice and Developmental Education.

ARTICLES

Technology for Equity and Social Justice in Education: A Critical Issue Overview

Victoria G. Black, MED, The University of Texas at Austin and Z.W. Taylor, The University of Texas at Austin

Beyond Coding: Using Critical Computational Literacy to Transform Tech

Clifford Lee, PhD, Saint Mary’s College of California and Elisabeth Soep, PhD, Youth Radio

Introducing Preservice STEM Teachers to Computer Science: A Narrative of Theoretically Oriented Design

Jason Harron, MM, MBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Nurturing #TeacherVoice: Why Educators’ Online Presence Matters to Educational Equity

Katia Hildebrandt, M.A.T., University of Regina

Reclaiming our Assumptions at the Intersection of Technology, Learning and Equity

Matthew Kruger-Ross, PhD, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

CRITICAL FORUM: DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

Developmental Education: An Overview of Current Issues and Future Directions

Catherine Hartman, MED, The University of Texas at Austin

Developmental Education and Community College Student Success: Are the Odds Ever in Their Favor?

E. Micheal Bohlig, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Colleen M. Bullock, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Marisol Garza, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Catherine Hartman, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Kyle Lovseth, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, and Hongwei Yu, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement

Addressing Academic Underpreparedness in Service of College Completion

Nikki Edgecombe, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University and Susan Bickerstaff, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

ARTICLES

Trends in Undergraduate General Education in the U.S., the Texas Core Curriculum, and Communication Course Requirements

Sally Henschel, PhD, Midwestern State University, Mitzi Lewis, PhD, Midwestern State University, Kelly Calame Wade, BA, Lockheed Martin, Danielle Schwertner, MA, University of Glasgow

Competing Goals in College and Career Readiness Policy: An Equity Analysis of the 2013 Texas House Bill 5

Chloe Latham Sikes, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Looking Back and Pressing Forward: Lessons for Today Found in the Story of Barbara Smith Conrad

Ashley N. Stone, PhD, Syracuse University

Of Flyers and Free Speech: How Student Activism Defined the Contours of One University’s 21st-Century Hate and Bias Policy

Zachary W. Taylor, MA, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, Brianna S. Davis, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, and Aaron C. Pyle, MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Volume 6, Issue 1

Critical forums include Technology for Equity and Social Justice and Developmental Education.

CRITICAL FORUM: TECHNOLOGY FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

Technology for Equity and Social Justice in Education: A Critical Issue Overview

Adam Papendieck, MPH, The University of Texas at Austin

Beyond Coding: Using Critical Computational Literacy to Transform Tech

Clifford Lee, PhD, Saint Mary’s College of California and Elisabeth Soep, PhD, Youth Radio

Introducing Preservice STEM Teachers to Computer Science: A Narrative of Theoretically Oriented Design

Jason Harron, MM, MBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Nurturing #TeacherVoice: Why Educators’ Online Presence Matters to Educational Equity

Katia Hildebrandt, M.A.T., University of Regina

Reclaiming our Assumptions at the Intersection of Technology, Learning and Equity

Matthew Kruger-Ross, PhD, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

CRITICAL FORUM: DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

Developmental Education: An Overview of Current Issues and Future Directions

Catherine Hartman, MED, The University of Texas at Austin

Developmental Education and Community College Student Success: Are the Odds Ever in Their Favor?

E. Micheal Bohlig, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Colleen M. Bullock, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Marisol Garza, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Catherine Hartman, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Kyle Lovseth, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, and Hongwei Yu, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement

Addressing Academic Underpreparedness in Service of College Completion

Nikki Edgecombe, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University and Susan Bickerstaff, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

ARTICLES

Trends in Undergraduate General Education in the U.S., the Texas Core Curriculum, and Communication Course Requirements

Sally Henschel, PhD, Midwestern State University, Mitzi Lewis, PhD, Midwestern State University, Kelly Calame Wade, BA, Lockheed Martin, Danielle Schwertner, MA, University of Glasgow

Competing Goals in College and Career Readiness Policy: An Equity Analysis of the 2013 Texas House Bill 5

Chloe Latham Sikes, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Looking Back and Pressing Forward: Lessons for Today Found in the Story of Barbara Smith Conrad

Ashley N. Stone, PhD, Syracuse University

Of Flyers and Free Speech: How Student Activism Defined the Contours of One University’s 21st-Century Hate and Bias Policy

Zachary W. Taylor, MA, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, Brianna S. Davis, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, and Aaron C. Pyle, MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Volume 5, Issue 2

Critical Forum: South Asian Americans in Higher Education:

South Asian Americans in Higher Education: Background and Future Directions

Justin T. Samuel, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Emerging Considerations for Diversity Education of South Asian American Students

Purvi Patel, MA, Washington University in St. Louis and Viraj Patel, MEd, University of Pennsylvania

Lions, Tigers, and South Asian Greeks: Oh, My! The Opportunity for More Research!

Bilal Badruddin, MEd, Howard University

False Binaries: Recentering South Asian Identity for Healing

Shruti Desai, MEd, McKendree University

Critical Forum: Reflecting on Modern Public-School Teacher Experience: 

Reflecting on Modern Public-School Teacher Experience: An Overview of Select Challenges Facing the Educator Workforce with an Emphasis on Teachers of Color

Wesley L. Edwards, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Integration and the Achievement Gap: Innovation in Dallas, Texas

Will Maddox, MA, Dallas Independent School District

Understanding the Role of Teacher Decision-Making in Voluntary Teacher Turnover: A Review

Sara Kemper, MEd, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Avoiding the Gaze of the Test: High Stakes Literacy Policy Implementation

Thea Williamson, MEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Critical Forum: STEM Education

Arizona’s Rising STEM Occupational Demands and Declining Participation in the Scientific Workforce: An Examination of Attitudes among African Americans toward STEM College Majors and Careers

Jerlando F. L.  Jackson, PhD., University of Wisconsin–Madison, LaVar J. Charleston, PhD., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Chance W. Lewis, PhD., University of North Carolina–Charlotte, Juan E. Gilbert, PhD., University of Florida, and Walter P. Parrish III, MSEd., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Book Review: 

Review of Jean Conteh and Gabriela Meier (Eds). (2014), The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 328 pages.

Astrid N. Sambolín Morales, MA, University of Colorado Boulder

Volume 5, Issue 1

Critical Forum: Rural Students and Higher Education

Rural Students and Higher Education: An Overview of Challenges and Opportunities

Ashley N. Stone, MSEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Writing Rural: Critical Perspectives on Rural Students and the College Going Experience

Kathleen E. Gillon, PhD, University of Maine

“To Be There is Important”: Place-Attachment in Rural Community College Students as Motivation for Staying Local

Jesse Moon Longhurst, PhD, Southern Oregon University

Meeting Needs or Exacerbating Barriers: The Role of Ohio’s Early College Policy in Rural Students’ College Enrollment and Persistence

J. Kessa Roberts, MS, The Ohio State University

Higher Education for Rural Students in Texas: A Philanthropic Perspective

Wynn Rosser, PhD and Leslie Gurrola, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Greater Texas Foundation

Critical Forum: Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education

An Overview of Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education

Andrew H. Hurie, MS and Enrique David Degollado, MEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education Policy and Practice

Mileidis Gort, Ed.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

The Specter of Semilingualism in the Bilingualism of Latino Students

Nelson Flores, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Dual Language Education and the Erasure of Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous Mexican Children: A Call to Re-imagine (and Imagine Beyond) Bilingualism

Ramón Antonio Martínez, PhD, Stanford University

Volume 4, Issue 1

A HIGHLIGHT ON SPECIAL EDUCATION EDUCATORS 

INTRODUCTION

A Highlight on Special Education EducatorsTexas Education Review Board

CRITICAL ISSUE OVERVIEW

Preparing 21st Century Special Educators: An Overview of Challenges and OpportunitiesJessica Faith Carter, MEd

EDITORIAL 

Special Education Teacher Educator ValuesRaymond J. Ostendorf, PhD

ARTICLE

Teacher Evaluation in the Special Education Setting: Voices from the FieldAnn Sledge, EdD & Barbara L. Pazey, PhD

CRITICAL ISSUE OVERVIEW

An Overview of the Issues in Evaluating Special Educators: Current Challenges and Recent DevelopmentsGavin W. Watts, MEd

ARTICLES

Educator Evaluation 3.0: Leveraging Educator Evaluation Systems to Improve Outcomes for Students With DisabilitiesLindsey Hayes, MEd & Lynn Holdheide, MS

Training Special Educators in a World of Technology ChangesNigel P. Pierce, PhD

Issues in Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Challenges and Current PerspectivesEvelyn S. Johnson, EdD, Angela Crawford, EdD, Laura A. Moylan, MA, & Jeremy W. Ford, PhD

Volume 3, Issue 2

SPECIAL ISSUE, NEOLIBERALISM IN EDUCATION

INTRODUCTION

FORWARD 

EDITORIAL 

ARTICLES

EDITORIAL

Volume 3, Issue 1

ARTICLES

Critical Issue Overviews

An Overview of Immigration Issues in Education: A Brief History and Contemporary Issues Andrene Castro, MS, Aleksandra Malinowska, MA, Luz Del Carmen Serrata, MEd

An Overview of Transfer Conditions: Exploring Latina/o Community College Students in Texas José Del Real Viramontes, MA, Jorge Segovia, MEd, Mike Gutierrez, MEd, Juan Lopez, B.A.

An Overview of Modern Accountability: The Standards Movement, High-Stakes, and the Reauthorization of the ESEA Emily K. Germain, MA, Michael C. Barnes, MS

Editorials

California Dreamin’ in Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The HBCU Transfer Guarantee Project and California Community Colleges Taryn Ozuna Allen, PhD

Disparate Impact on Immigrant and Latino/a Students in Texas: Unequal Funding, School Closures, and Dropout Status Maria Cristina Morales, PhD, Denise N. Delgado

Volume 2, Issue 2

ARTICLES

Critical Issue Overviews

An Overview on Bilingual Education: Historical Rise and Opposing Views Eric Ruiz Bybee, MEd, Kathryn I. Henderson, MEd, Roel V. Hinojosa, MA, MS 

An Overview of School Finance Policy: Key Federal and State Litigation Melinda A. Lemke, MEd, Katie Jackson, MEd, Meghan D. Lehr, MA

An Overview of Game Based Learning: Motivations and Authentic Learning Experiences  Sa Liu, MAJina Kang, MA

An Overview on STEM Education: Achievements and Challenges in the Age of Innovation Charles Lu, PhD

An Overview on Urban Education: A Brief History and Contemporary Issues Kristine J. Massey, MA, Amber S. Warrington, MA, Kathlene A. Holmes, MEd 

An Overview of Campus Climate: Dimensions of Diversity in Higher Education Ryan A. Miller, MEd

An Overview of Black Achievement: Current Trends at all Levels of the Education Trajectory Leann V. Smith, BA, Stacey Jackson, MS, MA 

Volume 2, Issue 1

ARTICLES

Introduction

To Be of Use: A Narrative Roadmap for Creating an Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed, Graduate Student Educational Journal  Melinda A. Lemke, MEd, Meghan D. Lehr, MA,  Raul R. Calvoz, JD, MBA

Featured Articles

Premedical Students’ Orientation toward Education: Challenges for the Pipeline into Medical School  Mitchell Chang, PhD, Michael Soh, MA, Kevin Eagan, PhD, Sylvia Hurtado, PhD 

The Study of Latino Education  Antonia Darder, PhD, Rodolfo D. Torres, PhD

Cream Skimming in Texas: A Comparison of the Characteristics of Students Entering High-Profile Charter Schools in the Same Zip Code  Ed Fuller, PhD

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Leading Our Nation’s Effort to Improve the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline   Marybeth Gasman, PhD,  Thai-Huy Nguyen

Education in Urban Spaces: False Notions About Solutions and Little Attention to Social Justice   Carl A. Grant, PhD, Alexandra Allweiss, MA

Motivating Students to Learn Using A Game-Based Learning Approach: Gaming and Education Issue  Min Liu, EdD

Campus Climate for Diversity: Current Realities and Suggestions for the Future  Annemarie Vaccaro, PhD

Critical Issue Overview

An Overview on Charter Schools: Historical Rise and Opposing Views  Lindsay D. Redd, MA, Anthony V. LeClair, MEd, Samuel J. Goessling, MA 

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