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From the Publisher"This meticulously researched analysis of ‘rightist multiculturalism’ in the ongoing curriculum battle for cultural supremacy reveals the neo-conservative evolution and contradictory ideology of the Core Knowledge school reform movement. In contrast to this matrix of hegemonic power and control, Buras’s vision of culturally democratic schooling is hopeful and compelling."
—Joyce E. King, Benjamin E. Mays Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Georgia State University.
"Buras’s careful analysis reveals the instigators, financiers, strategies, and campaigns to politicize school curriculum in order to develop a permanent conservative majority. The book is a must-read—our past, present and future are at stake."
—Patrick Shannon, Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University.
"Just as the Civil Rights Movement was a product of preparation in previous decades, Buras captures convincingly the slow but strident development of the New Right. She does not only take the Core Knowledge Movement in education to task but equally takes it seriously. Buras’stunning analysis forces critical educators to take notice of a new compromise in the cultural wars: the hegemonic rise of Rightist Multiculturalism. This book will teach and delight its readers."
— Zeus Leonardo, Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.