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As mentioned earlier, debates around remediation have become increasingly contentious as community colleges around the country aim to replace developmental coursework with expediency-oriented alternatives (College Complete America, 2012; Kirp, 2017; Smith, 2018).
This is the sort of problem that Kirp and Roberts (2002) identified at the University of Virginia.
"To them that have, more shall be given," Kirp says in a lecture on YouTube.
Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, asserted that the "movement took off in 2008, when the nation s governors and education commissioners drove a huge effort to devise 'world-class standards, ' now known as the Common Core.
David Kirp's book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools (Oxford University Press, 2013), is different from many education titles on the market.
If you believe that education can only be reformed by center-right business notions--that privately run nonunion charters will outperform public schools; that teachers need to be goaded into doing a good job--David Kirp is here to tell you that absolutely the opposite is true.
And several recent books have held out "grit" as the solution for kids who come from underachieving communities, arguing that teachers should demand that students develop a personal drive to overcome all obstacles by neither offering nor accepting excuses--see, for example, Paul Tough's How Children Succeed and Whatever It Takes, David Kirp's Improbable Scholars, and Jay Mathews's Work Hard.
Kirp); (55) An Interview: John Sperling (Carl Irving); (56) The Online Learning Boom: Tailoring college to the needs of working adults (Gene I.