Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future. The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Mychal Denzel Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories -- and with the American Dream itself -- and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize. In a series of incisive essays, Smith exposes the stark contradictions at the heart of American life, holding all of us, individually and as a nation, to account. We've gotten used to looking away, but the fissures and casual violence of institutional oppression are ever-present. There is a future that is not as grim as our past. In this profound work, Smith helps us envision it with care, honesty, and imagination.
Are the stakes high or not? I feel the depths of my own uselessness in those times when I am thinking most like an American—that is, when I am thinking that the responsibility of societal transformation falls on a single, messiah-like ...
Author: Mychal Denzel Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
A New York Times bestselling writer's bold vision for how to move past crisis mode and build a country that lives up to its promise of liberty, justice, and equality. "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've been dragged, kicking and screaming, toward justice. Growth only happens when we confront our deceptions and our own complicity in them. In Stakes Is High, Smith exposes the contradictions at the heart of American life - between patriotism and justice, between freedom and inequality, incarceration, police violence. In a series of incisive essays, Smith holds us to account individually and as a nation. He examines his own shortcomings, grapples with the anxiety of feeling stuck, and looks in new directions for the tools to build a just America. He questions whether Martin Luther King, Jr. can ever really be the hero we need in our time, untangles the persistent cultural power of Bill Cosby, and weighs the value of police and prison abolition. Stakes Is High establishes Mychal Denzel Smith as a voice to be heeded as we prepare for the fight ahead.
Stakes Is High establishes Mychal Denzel Smith as a voice to be heeded as we prepare for the fight ahead.
Author: Mychal Denzel Smith
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Category: Social Science
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
. This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of ...
Author: Kerry Patterson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Author: United States. Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling
"Michael W. Waters...is both blunt and lyrical as he meditates on police violence, racism, hip-hop, and the power of faith." --"New and Noteworthy," Sojourners, April 2017 What happens when a people can take no more injustice rained down upon their sons and daughters? When each new travesty echoes the cries of ancestors killed for the color of their skin? How do a people rediscover hope? And how do they use that new-found hope as momentum and strength for change? In his powerful new book Stakes Is High, pastor, activist, and community leader Michael W. Waters blends hip-hop lyricism and social justice leadership, creating an urgent voice demanding that America listen to the suffering if it hopes to redeem its soul. Weaving stories from centuries of persecution against the backdrop of today's urban prophets on the radio and in the streets, Waters speaks on behalf of an awakened generation raging against racism - yet fueled by the promise of a just future. Through the pain and hard but holy work, you will hear the call to join the faithful struggle for racial justice.
In his powerful new book Stakes Is High, pastor, activist, and community leader Michael W. Waters blends hip-hop lyricism and social justice leadership, creating an urgent voice demanding that America listen to the suffering if it hopes to ...
Author: Michael W. Waters
Publisher: Chalice Press
Category: Social Science
High Stakes is a critical ethnography of an underfunded public elementary school in this era of accountability and high stakes testing. The book was written during the year the authors served as third and fourth grade teachers, and it juxtaposes the experiences of mostly minority children of poverty and their teachers with an examination of high stakes testing policies and the loss of a comprehensive education to political dictates.
Amrein and Berliner (2002) analyzed testing data from eighteen states that have severe consequences attached to their high-stakes tests. The researchers wanted to determine if the high—stakes testing programs had a positive effect on ...
Author: Dale D. Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are usedâ€"and misusedâ€"in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education shouldâ€"and should notâ€"use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/6336.html 24 HIGH STAKES: TESTING FORTRACKING, PROMOTION, AND GRADUATION have negative consequences for some students even while serving important social or educational policy purposes.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The federal government's No Child Left Behind Act has thrust high-stakes testing - its goals, methods, and consequences - into the educational limelight. The four-fold purpose of this book is to: describe the nature of high-stakes testing; identify types of collateral damage that have attended the testing programs; analyze methods different groups of people have chosen for coping with the damage and suggest lessons to be learned from the high-stakes-testing experience. The six groups of people whose coping strategies are inspected include: politicians and their staffs; educational administrators and their staffs; parents and the public; test makers and test administrators; teachers and students. Importantly, the author avoids aligning himself with the test-bashing rhetoric of those who oppose high-stakes testing, especially the No Child Left Behind Act. Key features of this outstanding new book include: illustrative cases. The book offers more than 350 cases of collateral damage from high-stakes testing--and people's coping strategies--as reported in newspapers over the 2002-2004 period. background perspectives. Part I examines the influence of high-stakes testing on: 1) what schools teach; 2) how student progress is evaluated; 3) how achievement standards are set; and 4) how test results are used. participant responses. Part II, which is the heart of the book, devotes a separate chapter to the coping strategies of each of the major participants in the high-stakes testing movement: politicians and their staffs, educational administrators and their staffs, parents and the public, test-makers and test-givers, teachers, and students. summary chapter. The last chapter (Lessons to Learn) offers suggestions for minimizing collateral damage by adopting alternative approaches not used in the creation of our current high-stakes testing programs, particularly the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act. This book is appropriate for any of the following audiences: students taking evaluation or administration courses in schools of education, inservice administrators and teachers, policy makers, and those members of the general public who are concerned about the fate of schooling in America.
How, then, does such a view of politics relate to high-stakes testing? The answer is that it helps account for (a) why high-stakes-testing programs have been introduced at an accelerating rate over the past decade and (b) why those ...
Author: R. Murray Thomas
The son of a poor butcher, John Gully rose to the height of Victorian respectability, whose death in ripe old age was mourned by all classes from paupers to princes. It's the story of an extraordinarily varied life - a bare knuckle fighter and champion of England, a publican, a hugely successful gambler, bookmaker, racehorse and colliery owner, and finally a Member of Parliament. Set at a time when fortunes were won and lost on the turn of a dice, Gully saw the greed and corruption, the rogues and rascals. Remarkable sporting characters of the age feature, such as William Crockford, the Betting Shark; the chivalrous prize fighter Henry Pearce; the mighty Tom Cribb, bare knuckle champion of the world; and Colonel Mellish, prolific gambler and finest of the Corinthians. Enemies saw Gully as a cunning man, a schemer who corrupted the betting world. To others he was a man with impeccable judgement and integrity, to whom royalty would trust their fortunes. The Stakes were High is the fascinating story of his life.
Ridsdale had wagered a considerably higher amount on St Giles than Gully, and had won £40,000 to £50,000 exclusive of the stake money of £2,775. Gully, although he had bet a lower amount, claimed he was entitled to about half of the ...
Author: Keith Baker
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Category: Sports & Recreation
We have all suffered this situation: We try to have a sensible conversation about something important when suddenly a bitter fight breaks out. How is it possible that two people who are usually reasonable and pleasant, end up in a screaming competition, even when both have identical goals? The book Crucial Conversations investigates the root that causes these type of problems.
How is it possible that two people who are usually reasonable and pleasant, end up in a screaming competition, even when both have identical goals? The book Crucial Conversations investigates the root that causes these type of problems.
Author: Sapiens Editorial
Publisher: Sapiens Editorial
Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror. Since an alien virus swept through New York City, the world has changed. Those who survived were divided. The lucky ones transformed into aces - heroes gifted with extraordinary powers. The rest became jokers, tragically mutated and cursed with terrifying abilities. These days, the hard-bitten police of Manhattan's notorious Fifth Precinct - 'Fort Freak' - specialise in a very particular kind of criminal . . . Officer Francis Black, vigilante joker Marcus 'The Infamous Black Tongue' Morgan and ace thief Mollie 'Tesseract' Steunenberg are stuck in Kazakhstan. The coldblooded Baba Yaga is forcing jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. And when the last line of defence against this world weakens, all hell will break loose - literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces - including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the most unlikely of heroes stands a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John J. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh and Ian Tregillis. Now in development for TV: rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.
... with a gangster ace that might destroy them or save them, and with a procession of jokers he could barely talk to but felt willing to stake his life on. He thought of his family, a world away in the suburbs of Baltimore.
Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Hachette UK
The general principles of this policy state that written assessment for high stake credits (such as high school graduation and college entrance testing) should be made up of several published texts from the student, not an incidentally ...
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
[With Bonus Episode !] Including 4 special pages of additional story.One year ago, Paige made a big mistake. She was working at a hotel in Las Vegas where Trent was a guest, and she made the error of going to his suite after being invited. In the end, she experienced the most humiliating night of her life. But now he’s back, and he doesn’t seem to have the faintest memory of her, crushing her even more. But whether he remembers her or not, Trent still wants her. What is Paige to do?
That ' s right . caused a scandal with the company at stake ! This won ' t work . What an insensitive woman ! I ' m not turned on by you ! U No good . ANNNNNNN I ' m . . . not attractive as a woman . . . ? I was miserable .
Author: Emilie Rose
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Examines desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class. The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism.
The superintendent in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was even more blunt about high-stakes testing: “If the urban schools like it, let them have it. But from our perspective, it's too long and it's not worth the time.
Author: Jennifer L. Hochschild
Publisher: Oxford University Press
You can make a difference! * Feeling overwhelmed by the fast-paced changes sweeping America's high schools? * Does it seem as if high school is much more complicated for your teen than it was for you? * Interested in becoming more involved at your teen's school but don't know where to start? If recent media stories about tougher high school graduation requirements and high stakes state tests have led you to wonder how you can help your teen succeed in this challenging new academic environment, High Stakes High School can help. Written by three high school teachers with a combined fifty years of experience working with students and families, this guide will show you how to: * Have a truly effective meeting with your teen's teacher using a valuable checklist of important questions. * Communicate with the principal and other administrators at your teen's school about standardized testing, past score results, school policies, and academic issues important to your child. * Understand your teen's learning style and play a more meaningful role in his or her high school experience. * Become involved at your local high school in ways that will benefit your teen. High Stakes High School will take you from perplexed to prepared.
The philosophical questions parents raised were as influential in the shaping of High Stakes High School as the practical issues they asked to be addressed . We would like to thank those parents who spent their evenings with us shaping ...
Author: Allison Zmuda
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
'Knowledge-First' constitutes what is widely regarded as one of the most significant innovations in contemporary epistemology in the past 25 years. Knowledge-first epistemology is the idea that knowledge per se should not be analysed in terms of its constituent parts (e.g., justification, belief), but rather that these and other notions should be analysed in terms of the concept of knowledge. This volume features a substantive introduction and 13 original essays from leading and up-and-coming philosophers on the topic of knowledge-first philosophy. The contributors' essays range from foundational issues to applications of this project to other disciplines including the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of perception, ethics and action theory. Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind aims to provide a relatively open-ended forum for creative and original scholarship with the potential to contribute and advance debates connected with this philosophical project.
( iv ) the relevant stakes . ( v ) social roles and conventions.11 For example , if S rationally believes the stakes are high , further evidence is easily available and it is non - urgent to assert right away , then the degree of ...
Author: J. Adam Carter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
stakes are high, the approach of the parties will be to engage in a win–lose power struggle tothe point where one party capitulates. Withmoderate stakes,the parties mayturn to a third partyfor an arbitrated judgment; when thestakes are ...
Author: Ronald J. Fisher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The author explores the condition of love-shyness, its links with Asperger's syndrome, and how it differs from common forms of shyness.
Those special few with whom the stakes are so high produce your killer anxiety. It's the difference between placing a $10 bet versus a $1000 bet. The game may be the same, but you are so much more nervous when the stakes are high.
Author: Talmer Shockley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships