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    William Ayers,Therese Quinn,Michael W. Apple,William H. Watkins
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From the Foreword by Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Today is a pivotal moment for America and its schools. Teachers and others who envision schools that enhance democratic life will find critical theoretical and practical guidance in this book.

William H. Watkins is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of The White Architects of Black Education. As The Assault on Public Education makes so very clear. we are witnessing the growth of a destructive set of policies in education and the larger society. This book provides us with a set of articulate analyses of what the future will likely hold if we do not engage in the hard and committed labor of countering these dangerous tendencies today. From the Foreword by Michael W.

In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought .

In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. Book Features: A comprehensive critique of how corporate power is disrupting universal public education. An illumination of how corporate school reform threatens unions, racial progress, and democracy.

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What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in . history lose respect, money, and credibility in such a short time?

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But it does mean confronting the threatening truth that corporate school . Unfortunately, the institution of public education in the neoliberal era has been assaulted by market governance, demeaning policies an.

But it does mean confronting the threatening truth that corporate school reformers and their legislative acolytes will move swiftly to blunt the movement’s transformative force. We must remain cautious of the lure of Pyrrhic victories. Teaching, from this perspective, is neither an intellectual enterprise nor is it viewed as exploitable labor. Unfortunately, the institution of public education in the neoliberal era has been assaulted by market governance, demeaning policies and repressive pedagogies. The sources and effects of each are ideological as much as they are administrative or legislative.

In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. What is underneath and behind the language of choice, efficiency, and improvement in current neoliberal discourse? How will urban and poor populations be affected? Will privatization lead to increased stratification in our schools? How can public education not only be saved but re-imagined? In accessible language, renowned contributors explore and critique corporate school reform to both inform and serve as an organizing tool for teachers, parents, students, and citizens committed to genuine public education.

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A comprehensive critique of how corporate power is disrupting universal public education. An illumination of how corporate school reform threatens unions, racial progress, and democracy. An illustration of how private wealth forges public policy. A case study of the public school system in New Orleans.

Gamba
Wow--I have now read a number of quality books on many different facets of education in America during my time at Georgia Southern, but I don't think I have ever read a book as powerful as this one, nor a book that congealed so many of the myriad ideas and conundrums I have had difficulty verbalizing on education that have been bouncing around in my head. This book pulls no punches as on page 2 Watkins states that corporations are "fashioning a new America to conform to their economic and political ideology [by] employing the language of democracy and distress"! I don't know how many times as I read this book I read statements such as this and almost said YES! out loud. This is exactly what is happening. Furthermore, he writes, we "are now being organized around digital technology. We have moved into a new era of techno-globalism [and] the "democracy" has become a performance where the public are spectators" (pg. 8). Again, this passage reminded me of Stiegler's discussion of the impact of technology on the manipulation of the citizenry in Taking Care of Youth and the Generations. This "techno-globalism" makes the control of the citizens much easier as reality is conveyed to us in instantaneous digital format that is ever-changing and to use the words of Stiegler "short-circuiting" our young and the needed order of the generations from elder down. A bleak picture of the culminating disaster forthcoming is described by Watkins as he writes that "speculative capitalists are not re-investing in industry in North America [leading to] a disappearing entrepreneurial middle class...and declining wages" (pg. 24). The political term applied to this chain of events is neo-liberalism whereby it is required that "government withdraw[s] from much of its social service or "safety net" activity. The emergent task of the national government is to protect the new pyramided economic structure, protect private property, and control inflation, seen as the killer of an economy where financial speculation flourishes" (pg. 14). As government goes into this "protection" mode for those with power (coded whites), war must be waged against certain dangerous parts of society. Education is one of the most dangerous as it is one of the few change agents remaining. In this neoliberal world, a humanistic, socratic, interracial questioning education would be dangerous indeed. And so, as this books points out, war is being waged on universal public education and it is being done many times with the collusion of parts of society and even many teachers and teachers unions (pg. 97)! This book helped to crystallize for me many fragmented ideas I have had over the years since NCLB. I have told colleagues before that standardized tests are designed to discredit us. As a matter of fact, just last month a colleague said to me: "I think you're right about those tests, I think they just want to make us look bad". YES!!! Has it reached the point that we must put our fear behind us (as we have discussed in a number of our posts this semester) and go about the job of informing? Is it time for us to somehow become the "Paul Revere's" of our era and spread the word that something bad is coming? This book helped me to vocalize my feelings and in turn has helped me vocalize to my colleagues in a better, more cogent way and for that I am eternally greatful to Dr. He for having me read it. The work is before us and the stakes, as written is this book, could not be higher, let us truly go about the job of educating, and I don't just mean our students in our classes.
Yellow Judge
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The crux of this book lies in the statement, "One of the major reasons for the continuation of dominant discourse and policies is that the very nature of our common sense about education is constantly being altered" (Watkins, 2004, p. x). I see this with the Richmond County School System when they constantly change the curriculum before anyone can fully grasp what has been mandated for implementation. This is not only an assault on education it is an assault on the minds of students, teachers, administrators; the public as a whole. Due to the fact that "Today's world is all about profit and wealth accumulation at any cost" (Watkins, 2004, p. 16), the greedy corporations are creating a world where people are simply slaves to a system. The question we should be asking is how do we get out of this new age slavery? The first thing we have to do is regain our common sense about education and realize that the big corporations see true education as a danger to their big profits and wealth.
Reply to Anthony Young - Watkins
When Watkins states that corporations are "fashioning a new America to conform to their economic and political ideology [by] employing the language of democracy and distress" why aren't we looking and asking ourselves what is the big picture? What is the agenda? When we do ask without the information put forth in this book then we are called conspiracy theorists. I, like you, have been talking to my colleagues for years saying the same things about education and many of them respond with, "Noooooo, they would never do that. That is a conspiracy theory." I would tell them to just sit back and watch then. I'm so glad Watkins wrote this book. The thing I like most about your post is that you use the word `us' in reference to people in society who are subject to these atrocities happening in the education system. So many times I get that it is a plot against blacks and the poor but I've always said the agenda is against people in society especially those who would dare to get an education to try and become change agents. There is an attack on education because as you stated the book points out that, "Education is one of the most dangerous as it is one of the few change agents remaining. In this neoliberal world, a humanistic, Socratic, interracial questioning education would be dangerous indeed." We certainly do need to sound the alarm and inform everyone before we all become too dumb to do anything but succumb to the agenda at hand.
Mmsa
awesome
Nuadabandis
Well documented presentations of position of the authors. Excellent editing.
Gom
Book came in brand new condition. Thanks!! And fast shipping.

I also enjoying reading many of the brilliant essays collected inside. They are illuminating.