Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Battle - Cry for Revolution: A Quest for Reformation
Melisa Stout M.ED Introduction The public school system is traveling down a path of destruction. Every teacher, parent, and student acknowledges this as they face the results of high-stakes testing and mediocre student performance.“Dominated by pedagogies that are utterly instrumental, geared toward memorization, conformity and high-stakes test taking, public schools have become intellectual dead zones and punishment centers as far removed from teaching civic values and expanding the imaginations of students as one can imagine” (Giroux, p. 2). In a frantic quest to compete globally, policy makers and administrators have stripped the educational experience for teachers, students, and parents to one of conformity and rote recall of information. What can be done? How can we, teachers, parents, and students, realistically expect radical reformation of a school and a system that has been unquestioned for years? Using pedagogy theory and practice lived by Paulo Freire, this paper attempts to pose a theory to revolutionize a school, resulting in its reformation.

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