Monday, January 28, 2013

Students for Education Reform Interest Meeting

SFER (Students for Education Reform) at SHU will conduct information session on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 PM in Mooney Hall Room 19.

There are some available positions in SFER (Honor Stole Points Available):

•Treasurer: responsible for working with SGA and managing money
•Membership Director: recruiting new students to join the movement towards change in the education system
•Awareness Chair: create programs to inform the Seton Hall community about the issues in education today
•Advocacy Chair: create programs where Seton Hall students can discuss the issues in education today and find ways to combat these issues
•Community and Campus Liaison: responsible for working with the South Orange community and interacting with the Seton Hall community to connect them Social Media Chair: responsible for advertising SFER through mainstream social media websites, creating flyers, and finding new ways to reach other students
•Social Media Chair: responsible for advertising SFER through mainstream social media websites, creating flyers, and finding new ways to reach other students

Thursday, January 24, 2013

KDP Webinars Available! 5 Honor Stole Pts Each

Check out our KDP Google "Events Calendar" on this blog for all the webinars being offered in January and February!

5 KDP Honor Stole Points are awarded for the successful completion of each webinar. Note: Completion certificates are e-mailed to participants and must be kept to hand in with your service hours verification forms in order to be awarded points.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Tienken, Editor of the Kappa Delta Pi Record, Editor of the AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice and Assistant Professor for the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University; Doctors Tienken and Donald Orlich will have their book, The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies published in March by Rowan and Littlefield.

The authors take an in-depth and controversial look at school reform since the launch of Sputnik. They scrutinize school reform events, proposals, and policies from the last 60 years through the lens of critical social theory and examine the ongoing tensions between the need to keep a vibrant unitary system of public education and the ongoing assault by corporate and elite interests in creating a dual system.

Some of events, proposals, and policies critiqued include the Sputnik myth, A Nation At Risk, No Child Left Behind, the lies of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and other common reform schemes. The authors provide an evidence-based contrarian view of the free-market reform ideas and pierce the veil of the new reform policies to find that they are built not upon empirical evidence, but instead rest solidly on foundations of myth, fear, and lies. Ideas for a new set of reform policies, based on empirical evidence and supportive of a unitary, democratic system of education are presented.

Dr. Tienken will be covering this topic on Tuesday, March 19th at 6 pm in Jubilee Hall Atrium, Seton Hall University.  Please RSVP by March 8th by sending an e-mail to

More information on Dr. Tienken can be found at