Volume 10 • Issue 1 • Politics & Education

Statement of the Problem Politics and education have a well-established and interdependent relationship. The influence of politics on education often occurs both individually and institutionally. Politics play a factor in the way individuals engage in the classroom and exerts control over the educational institutions in which they occupy. In doing so, politics wield power over the decision making of both parties. Although this has been suggested, scholars disagree on what politics in education looks like and how to define it. Scholars’ thoughts on this relationship range from politics being non-existent in the classroom (Crick, 2013), to not being able to separate politics from the classroom (Fine, 1993), through the introduction of theories like organizational theory and political scholars (Bacharach & Mundell, 1993). Largely, the relationship between politics and education can fall under two areas: micro (individuals and/or small groups using power to make decisions) and macro (district, state, federal-level decision-making). The Call: As a result of disharmony, determining the purpose of education is often left to government leaders, rather than educational experts and consumers. Zion and Blanchett (2017) described four various interest themes that are embedded in US education: Egalitarian, economic, civic, and humanistic. These four themes in education represent the P-20 spectrum in a number of ways and also breakdown political interest areas. The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis invited submissions for a special issue focused on politics and education that fell under the above four themes.

Letter from the Editor


Letter from the Editor

Katie Anthony

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Poetry


Black Bodies/Whiteness Infringed-Yet Still We Rise

Angeline Dean

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Article


Developing Political Activity as if the World is on Fire

Atasi Das, LaToya Strong, Susan McCullough and Jennifer D. Adams

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(Special) Education is Political; (Special) Education is Social Justice

Lilly Padia and Rachel E Traxler

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The Influence of the Language of Courts on Educational Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Kerry Cormier

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Humanity is Not a Thing: Disrupting white Supremacy in K-12 Social Emotional Learning

Riley Drake and Alicia Oglesby

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Institutional Racism and Campus Racial Climate: Struggles for Sense of Belonging and Academic Success Among Black Students in the K-12 Public Schools

Evelyn U Ezikwelu

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Radicalized on Campus? (Un)Coded Whiteness as Campus Social Movement

Nicholas Francis Havey

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“The Trump Effect”: How Does it Impact International Student Enrollment in U.S. Colleges?

Nicole L Hacker and Eric Bellmore

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Brokering Inequity: Knowledge Distribution as Policy Limitation

Jesslyn Roebuck Hollar

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Economy and STEM Education Policy: Towards a Bidirectional STEM Pipeline

Matthew James Shackley

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Opportunity for Whom? Understanding Curriculum-Oriented Out-of-School Time Math Learning

Ming Yin

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Book Review


Review of Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education: An Administrator’s Guide to Building Inclusive Schools

Hind Alharbi

2020-11-04 Volume 10 • Issue 1 • Politics & Education