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Abstract

Analyzes the language and values that have framed the accountability movement.

Author Biography

Greg Dimitriadis is Professor of Sociology of Education in the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is author or editor (alone and with others) of over 10 books and 50 articles and book chapters. His books include Critical Dispositions: Evidence and Expertise in Education, Performing Identity / Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice, Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America, and Studying Urban Youth Culture. He edits the book series Critical Youth Studies and co-edits Key Ideas and Education, both published by Routledge.

Marc Lamont Hill has been on the faculty of Columbia University as Associate Professor of Education, Teachers College, since 2009. He also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in African American Studies. Dr. Hill is the author of two books: Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life and The Classroom and the Cell. In addition, Dr. Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and The New York Times. He is the host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and provides regular commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.

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