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The Educational Forum

The Educational Forum


The Educational Fourm The Educational Forum is in its 80th year as the cornerstone publication of Kappa Delta Pi.

The Educational Forum made its first appearance in November 1936. That first issue was jam-packed with articles, studies, essays and even poems from leading educators across America.

History tells us those first issues were packed so full because of doubts about the future, fueled by the Great Depression. There may have been doubt about starting an academic journal in the depths of an economic depression, but educators and researchers have kept the journal strong for more than seven decades.

The Educational Forum is a doubly masked peer-reviewed journal published quarterly to provide thought-provoking, challenging essays, research reports, and featured works designed to stimulate dialogue in education on a worldwide scale.

Academic Editor:
Alan Amtzis, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey

Associate Academic Editors:
Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo, The College of New Jersey
Dr. Ryan Flessner, Butler University

Winner, 2015 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest
– Silver Award, Scholarly/Technical/Scientific Journal

Winner, 2014 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest – Bronze Award, Scholarly/Technical/Scientific Journal

Inside the Current Issue
Individual articles or the issue can be accessed at Taylor and Francis Online.

Volume 80
Number 2

April–June 2016

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Politics of Educational Reforms
GUEST EDITOR: Michael W. Apple

Editorial Statement
Alan Amtzis

Introduction to “The Politics of Educational Reforms”
Michael W. Apple

Teachers, School Boards, and the Power of Money: How the Right Wins at a Local Level
Eleni B. Schirmer and Michael W. Apple

The Mass Termination of Black Veteran Teachers in New Orleans: Cultural Politics, the Education Market, and Its Consequences
Kristen L. Buras

“No Excuses” in New Orleans: The Silent Passivity of Neoliberal Schooling
Beth Sondel

The End of Public Schools? Or a New Beginning?
David Hursh and Camille Anne Martina

Techies, the Tea Party, and the Race to the Top: The Rise of the New Upper-Middle Class and Tensions in the Rightist Politics of Federal Education Reform
Wayne Au

Challenging the Dichotomy Between “Urban” and “Suburban” in Educational Discourse and Policy
Linn Posey-Maddox

Book Review
50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education
Reviewed by Katy Swalwell


Established: 1936

Description: 124-page, single-color journal

Review process: Doubly masked, peer review

Acceptance rate: 21% (2015)

Readership: University faculty and researchers in education; undergraduate students; administrators; K–12 practitioners
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