9780815328216

American Education and Corporations: The Free Market Goes to School

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815328216

  • ISBN10:

    0815328214

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This work argues that private businesses use public schools as worker training sites, resulting in a devalued teaching force, students as uncritical consumers, and schools as economic markets. Boyles analyzes school-business partnerships, revealing false philanthropy and the ulterior motives behind fast-food reading campaigns and supermarket "sales for schools" promotions. This important book criticizes the practice of privatization itself, revealing it to be a conservative gambit to secure class differences, and not a simple extension of free market business influence into the public sector.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Schools as Sites for Consumer Materialism
3(38)
Corporate Culture and Schools: Consultants in Search of New Markets
41(20)
The Kroger Connection
61(50)
Privatization and the Future of Public Schooling
111(62)
Critically Transitive Teachers
173(38)
Index 211

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