Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education / Edition 3

Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education / Edition 3

by Joel H. Spring, Joel Spring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070605793

ISBN-13: 9780070605794

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Providing a critical understanding of the political and social forces shaping educational politics in the United States, this concise text describes and analyzes how policy is made for American schools and its effect on all of our lives and thinking. Joel Spring argues that the politics of Education is driven by a complex interrelationship between politicians, private…  See more details below

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Providing a critical understanding of the political and social forces shaping educational politics in the United States, this concise text describes and analyzes how policy is made for American schools and its effect on all of our lives and thinking. Joel Spring argues that the politics of Education is driven by a complex interrelationship between politicians, private foundations and think tanks, teachers' unions, special-interest groups, educational politicians, school administrators, boards of education, courts, and the knowledge industry. The text uses many current examples to illustrate conflicts over educational policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070605794
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Educational Politicians and the Doctors of Spin1
2Sources of Conflict: Power and Knowledge29
3Sources of Conflict: The Economics of Education53
4Sources of Conflict: The Educational Establishment71
5Political Organization and Student Achievement79
6Reinvention of the School, Systemic Reform, and Federal Policies91
7State Politics of Education111
8Local Politics of Education133
9The Knowledge Industry161
10The Political Uses of the Courts179
11The Political Control of Education in a Free Society195
Index203

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