PHI DELTA KAPPAN • May 2018 • Volume 99 Number 8

POWER & INFLUENCE IN EDUCATION

8          Engaging diverse stakeholders to strengthen policy — Elizabeth Leisy Stosich and Soung Bae

13        Who do state policy makers listen to? The case of teacher evaluation — Rachel S. White

19       How the politicization of history education led to Michigan’s fall  — Gordon P. Andrews and Wilson J. Warren

25       When teachers become activists — Tricia Niesz

30       How power really works in schools — Jacob W. Neumann

36        The opt-out movement and the power of parents — James D. Kirylo

41        Big money and its influence on K-12 education: An interview with Sarah Reckhow — Rafael Heller

MORE FEATURES

46       Learning from school reform failure — Jay P. Greene and Michael Q. McShane

51        What makes difficult history difficult? — Magdalena H. Gross and Luke Terra

57        Levels in the library — Alyson Rumberger

62        The power of peer influence to address student behavioral problems — Mark J. Van Ryzin and Cary J. Roseth

67        Gearing up for FAST grading and reporting — Ken O’Connor, Lee Ann Jung, and Douglas Reeves

DEPARTMENTS

4          THE EDITOR’S NOTE: Power, influence, and déjà vu — Rafael Heller

6          HIGHLIGHTED & UNDERLINED: A notebook of short but worthy items

72        LEADERSHIP: Reducing suspensions or building relationships? Reframing the problem — Joshua P. Starr

74        WASHINGTON VIEW: The relentless education journalism beat — Maria Ferguson

76        UNDER THE LAW: What Janus means for teachers unions — Julie Underwood

79        PDK CONNECTION: Organizational news about PDK International

80        BACKTALK: Tier 4 evidence: ESSA’s hidden gem — Carrie Conaway