Book Signing at Barnes and Noble ‘Educator Appreciation Event’
The spring 2017 Educator Appreciation Event will be held this Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book store, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, N.Y.
Featured at this event will be a book signing by the editors and authors of the book, Confronting Oppressive Assessments: How Parents, Educators, and Policy Makers are Rethinking Educational Reform, published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Several of the authors will be in attendance at this event to sign books and discuss their work, including several Niagara University College of Education faculty members: Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional studies and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in leadership and policy; Dr. Donna Kester Phillips, associate professor of education; Dr. John E. McKenna and Dr. Jeffrey R. Rabey, adjunct professors in educational leadership, and Dr. Rachael Rossi, adjunct professor in the Ph.D. program in leadership and policy.
The book consists of 12 chapters written by parents, educators, and policymakers that not only present a critical analysis of the impact of the current educational reform movement on students and teachers, but also provides viable research-based recommendations for more appropriate reforms. It includes a foreword by Jamie Fulmer, business executive, who was a former corporate reform advocate, and an afterword by David C. Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.