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Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover (Hardback)
  • Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover (Hardback)

Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 19/12/2012
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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?

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761860495
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 239 x 162 x 24 mm

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! -- William H. Watkins, professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
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. -- Erica R. Meiners, professor, Northeastern Illinois University

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