TITLE

PUTTING THE PUBLIC BACK IN PUBLIC SCHOOLING: PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEYOND THE CORPORATE MODEL

AUTHOR(S)
SALTMAN, KENNETH J.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
DePaul Journal for Social Justice;Fall2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the corporatization of public schools which is viewed as redistributing economic and cultural control from public to private interest that undermine public democracy. Corporate model of organization is being applied to schools, fostering consumerism and replacing collective participation with authoritarian features. According to the author, aspects of education are influenced by business and market reflected by for-profit management of schools, for-profit charter schools, and school commercialism, to name some. The largest Educational Management Organization (EMO), the Edison Learning (formerly Edison Schools), is given as the main example. The agenda of the Obama Administration on educational innovation as proof of neoliberalism is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
48949245

 

Related Articles

  • Foundations for the future. McLean, Candis // Report / Newsmagazine (National Edition);2/3/2003, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p8 

    Discusses the impact of the Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, a charter school in Calgary which is changing mainstream schools. Use of student uniforms at the school; Way that students learn by the process known as direct instruction; Funding of charter schools by the province of...

  • L.A. Cedes High School to Green Dot. Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education Week;9/19/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p4 

    The author reports that the school board in Los Angeles, California has voted to hand control of the Locke Senior High School to the Green Dot Public Schools, which operates chartered high schools throughout the city. The United Teachers Los Angeles union said that this change to a chartered...

  • Tennessee Sees Rise In Charter School Interest. Hoff, David J. // Education Week;12/10/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p21 

    The number of charter school proposals in Tennessee has more than doubled this year. In the second application period since the state enacted its charter school law, 29 groups submitted proposals to open the independent public schools. Last year, 12 applicants submitted proposals by the November...

  • BACKTALK.  // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p256 

    Presents observations from readers regarding previous articles in Phi Delta Kappan. Suggestion that author Anne Lewis was misleading in her article on the percentages of minority students who attend charter schools; Criticism of the article 'Just Give It to Me Straight: A Case Against Filtering...

  • Ohio Teachers' Union Files Suit Over Charter School Program.  // Education Week;4/4/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 31, p20 

    The article reports that the Ohio Education Association has sued the state over its charter school program, saying it lacks proper oversight and takes money from traditional public schools. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Dayton public schools and the union's Dayton unit, which alleges that...

  • KIPP to Expand Charter Presence In Arkansas With New Grant.  // Education Week;10/22/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p5 

    The article reports that a Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter school has received a grant to open 10 schools in the state of Arkansas by the year 2019. The grant is from the Colorado-based Charter School Growth Fund and will help the local KIPP school to expand and serve more students in...

  • The Real Threat to American Schools. Kohn, Alfie // Tikkun;Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p25 

    Highlights the challenges faced by public schools in the United States. Threat of privatization to public schools; Ways to reform public schools; Arguments for raising the standards of teaching and testing in public schools.

  • CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS. K. A. // Education Week;9/19/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p5 

    The article discusses a report by Education Sector, a Washington D.C. based think tank, which found that laws which govern charter schools impact their success. The report found that laws governing charter schools vary from state to state. The goal of the report is to determine which regulations...

  • No Clear Edge for Charter Schools Found in 15-State Study. Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education Week;7/14/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 36, p14 

    The article reports on the results of a study which examined charter schools in 15 U.S. states and was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research of Princeton, New Jersey. The results, released in June of 2010, found that students who had won lotteries to attend charter middle schools did not...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics