Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education / Edition 1

Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education / Edition 1

by William (Bill) Thomas Lyons, Julie Drew
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472069055

ISBN-13: 9780472069057

Pub. Date: 03/08/2006

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

In a society increasingly dominated by zero-tolerance thinking, Punishing Schools argues that our educational system has become both the subject of legislative punishment and an instrument for the punishment of children. William Lyons and Julie Drew analyze the connections between state sanctions against our schools (the diversion of funding to charter schools,

Overview

In a society increasingly dominated by zero-tolerance thinking, Punishing Schools argues that our educational system has become both the subject of legislative punishment and an instrument for the punishment of children. William Lyons and Julie Drew analyze the connections between state sanctions against our schools (the diversion of funding to charter schools, imposition of unfunded mandates, and enforcement of dubious forms of teacher accountability) and the schools' own infliction of punitive measures on their students-a vicious cycle that creates fear and encourages the development of passive and dependent citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472069057
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/08/2006
Series:
Law, Meaning, and Violence Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesvii
Acknowledgmentsviii
Chapter 1Punishing Schools and a Zero Tolerance Culture1
Chapter 2Talking Out of School: Living and Learning in Suburbia13
Chapter 3Popular Culture and Public Pedagogy: Fear and Identity in Suburbia and Pleasantville47
Chapter 4Punitive Politics and Punishing Schools93
Chapter 5The Place of Urban High School in Central City Political Culture135
Chapter 6Zero Tolerance Culture: Fear as Punishment, Patronage, and Pedagogy173
Appendix205
Notes209
References241
Index251

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