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Dangerous Reading


by Michael W. Apple — November 03, 2005

Neo-conservatives never cease their vigilance against books that are too dangerous for people to read. At times they focus much of their attention on censoring books for children. At other times they direct their attention to books that are so worrisome that these children’s teachers and their teachers’ teachers must be warned against reading them. The latter warning has now come front and center.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 03, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12230, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 10:18:37 AM

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  • Michael Apple
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
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    MICHAEL W. APPLE is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has written extensively on the relationship between conservative movements and educational realities. Among his most recent books are Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age and Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality.
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