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Fighting the Education Wars, Metaphorically


by Paul Shaker — November 12, 2010

In conversations about both politics and education, American public discourse is choked by the metaphors that dominate. It is assumed that economic advancement and material productivity are the entire scope of our national purpose. There is the assumption that greater wealth—regardless of its distribution or any sense of excess—is the solution to the nation’s problems.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 12, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16232, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 11:49:25 PM

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  • Paul Shaker
    Simon Fraser University
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    PAUL SHAKER is professor emeritus and former dean of education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Reclaiming Education for Democracy: Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind (Routledge, 2008), coauthored with Elizabeth E. Heilman, received AERA’s award for exemplary research in teaching and teacher education. www.paulshaker.com
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