Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover

Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover

by Todd Alan Price
     
 

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At this moment, schools are doing everything they can to win the Race to the Top. They are allocating their funding to test preparation, riffing beloved teachers, and transferring students who “drag down” their grade average on the state report card. This book describes the current state of the education system in the United States. Readers will be on

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At this moment, schools are doing everything they can to win the Race to the Top. They are allocating their funding to test preparation, riffing beloved teachers, and transferring students who “drag down” their grade average on the state report card. This book describes the current state of the education system in the United States. Readers will be on the front lines of the protests in Madison, in the inner city public-turned-charter schools, and in the shoes of the teachers dealing with educational politics every day. By the end of this text, you may beg the question: who’s winning in the Race to the Top?

Editorial Reviews

William H. Watkins
School “reform,” charter schools, mandatory testing, new funding schemes, selective admissions, curriculum changes, standards, and closures have made public schooling in America confusing. [The] biting commentary this book, written by very knowledgeable people, helps explain what’s going on. If you want information and analysis . . . here it is!
Erica R. Meiners
With salient political analysis from the frontlines of the struggle for public education in the United States, this collection is a must-read for educational justice workers, focusing on praxis-oriented theorizing from urban school districts in the United States. Chapters provide engaged and sharp analysis of the current punishing neoliberal landscape and examples of resistance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761860495
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
02/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.96(d)

What People are saying about this

William H. Watkins
School “reform,” charter schools, mandatory testing, new funding schemes, selective admissions, curriculum changes, standards, and closures have made public schooling in America confusing. [The] biting commentary this book, written by very knowledgeable people, helps explain what’s going on. If you want information and analysis . . . here it is!
Erica R. Meiners
With salient political analysis from the frontlines of the struggle for public education in the United States, this collection is a must-read for educational justice workers, focusing on praxis-oriented theorizing from urban school districts in the United States. Chapters provide engaged and sharp analysis of the current punishing neoliberal landscape and examples of resistance.

Meet the Author

Todd Alan Price, Ph.D., is director of leadership and specialized roles at National Louis University. An associate professor of education, his interests include educational policy, service learning, co-teaching, and the history and philosophy of education in the United States of America, Cuba, and the People’s Republic of China, where he has lived, studied, and taught.

John Duffy, Ed.D., is a retired high school social studies and English teacher. He has been instructing school leaders and teachers in Chicago Public Schools for the last six years. His research, writing, and advocacy throughout his career have been on behalf of progressive teacher unionism, critical multicultural education, and diversity equity in school programs and curriculum.

Tania Giordani, Ed.D., is a professor of adult education at the College of Lake County, where she currently serves as a department chair for adult basic education and general education development. She is an advocate for equal access to quality education for all children and uses Theater of the Oppressed to engage parents, students, and community members in conversations about the current state of public education.

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