Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? / Edition 1
  • Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? / Edition 1
  • Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? / Edition 1

Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? / Edition 1

by Kathy Emery, Susan Ohanian, Susan Ohanian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325006377

ISBN-13: 9780325006376

Pub. Date: 07/14/2004

Publisher: Heinemann

Where exactly did high-stakes testing come from anyway? Neither parents, teachers, administrators, nor school boards demanded it, and now many communities feel powerless to reverse its appalling effect on our schools.

Hot on the heels of the testing masterminds and peeling back layer upon layer of documentation, Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian found a familiar

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Where exactly did high-stakes testing come from anyway? Neither parents, teachers, administrators, nor school boards demanded it, and now many communities feel powerless to reverse its appalling effect on our schools.

Hot on the heels of the testing masterminds and peeling back layer upon layer of documentation, Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian found a familiar scent at the end of the paper trail. Corporate money. CEOs and American big business have blanketed United States public education officials with their influence and, as Emery and Ohanian prove, their fifteen year drive to undemocratize public education has yielded a many-tentacled private-public monster.

With stunning clarity and meticulous research, Emery and Ohanian take you on a tour of board rooms, rightist think tanks, nonprofit "concerned citizens groups," and governmental agencies to expose the real story of how current education reform arose, how its deceptive rhetoric belies its goals, and the true nature of its polarizing and disenfranchising mission.

Why is corporate America bashing our schools? Because it's in their interests - not yours. What can you do to promote your best educational interests? Read this expose and get ready to dismantle the education-reform machine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325006376
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : McMerde Double Bacon Cheeseburgers, Steinway Pianos, and standing up for the teaching covenant1
1The words that bind5
2College entrance : universal measure of public school success, or a straw-man setup of business roundtable cronies?18
3One size for all : the business roundtable brings the global economy to your neighborhood school32
4Not-so-strange bedfellows : the business roundtable power networks59
5Hijacking democratically elected school boards - and why we should care77
6Houston : where school business is a corporate affair100
7No matter who's talking about education reform, look for the footprints of the business roundtable114
8As goes California, so goes the nation141
9San Francisco : vacating justice165
10Up close with teachers, tests, and technology185
Conclusion : so what do we do now?200
App. ASix degrees of separation cut in half207
App. BEvidence of coordination by the National Business Roundtable213
App. CInstitute for Educational Leadership Connections233
App. DTen-point framework of the Local Education Fund Network and corporate funders237
App. ETexas Just for the Kids funding240

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