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Hidden Markets: The New Education Privatization


reviewed by Kenneth Saltman — December 22, 2009

coverTitle: Hidden Markets: The New Education Privatization
Author(s): Patricia Burch
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 041595567X, Pages: 200, Year: 2009
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Patricia Burch’s book Hidden Markets: The New Education Privatization demands attention. It promises to reveal a largely unnoticed yet transformational force in public education. It does just that. According to Burch, the markets that are largely hidden are the for-profit educational contracting markets. Who are they hidden from? The public, that ostensibly owns and controls public education. Burch illustrates in painstaking detail the explosion in the past decade of for profit educational contractors who make an enormous fortune from public dollars while they steadily shift control over educational policy and priority from public to private governance.   Hidden Markets clearly and plainly makes a few contributions that are somewhat stunning. These make the book a valuable addition to literature on educational privatization as well as an important resource, not just for education scholars but particularly for administrators, school board members, teachers unions, teachers, and students, and really all citizens concerned about... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 22, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15882, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 6:21:59 PM

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  • Kenneth Saltman
    DePaul University
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    KENNETH J. SALTMAN is an Associate Professor in the Educational Policy Studies and Research Department at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author most recently of The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy (Palgrave 2010), Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools (Paradigm 2007) (which was awarded the AESA Critics Choice Book Award for 2008), and The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Routledge 2005).
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