Power, Agency, and the Role of Public School Teachers

Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz
October 26, 2020
Richard M. Long, Learning First Alliance
Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz

Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, Ph.D., a historian of education and social policy, researches school policy as social policy, focusing on fundamental questions around equity, race, power, and the role of institutions in creating or disrupting inequality. Her first book, Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History, explores the history of the public school workforce and the creation and maintenance of racialized ideas, policies, and practices. She discusses the current unrest and uncertainty in the nation and how public schools fit into the picture. She an assistant professor in the Educational Foundations and Research Program at the University of North Dakota.