Ruth Powers Silverberg is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her teaching and research focus on preparing educational leaders to foster constructivist learning communities and countering the damaging effects of neoliberal education reform. She actively advocates for reclaiming schooling for the democratic project with colleagues, parents, and teachers. Recent projects include the following:

Degrees

BS, SUNY Oneonta

MS, College of St. Rose

EdD, Hofstra University

Scholarship / Publications

Dodge, A. &  Powers Silverberg, R. (forthcoming) Dominant Discourse, Educational Research and the Hegemony of Test Scores: If You Only Have a Hammer Every Problem Looks Like a Nail. Critical Education.

Kempf, A. and Powers Silverberg, R. (forthcoming). Academic Disobedience: Engaging
Michael Apple’s Nine Tasks of the Critical Scholar in an Age of Standardization. Chapter in School against neoliberal rule. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.

Powers Silverberg, R. (2013). From Compliance to Activism: The case of the New York
Principals. Roundtable Presentation, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

Ayers, W., Dodge, A., Nunez, I., Powers Silverberg, R.  (2013). Edu4: Social Imagination and Political Activism in Education. Session, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

Powers Silverberg, R. (2013). From Compliance to Activism: The case of the New York
Principals. Roundtable Presentation, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.