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Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?


reviewed by Heather Harding — 2005

coverTitle: Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?
Author(s): Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian
Publisher: Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH
ISBN: 0325006377, Pages: 272, Year: 2004
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The authors of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? want the real progressives to please stand up. Emery and Ohanian offer a call to arms for those taking an antitesting stance by providing detailed accounts of various partnerships between business, government, and educators that have been influential in shaping the standards and accountability movement. The accounts are intentionally inflammatory and seek to highlight the wrongheaded logic and sometimes shady intentions of those corporate leaders driving the reform of public education. This book is not for those readers looking for a balanced view of the role of business in school reform: This is a battle cry. A main goal of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? is to uncover the intimate and what are often described as self-serving partnerships between corporate players and education policymakers. In chapter after chapter, the book chronicles the creation and writing of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1427-1429
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11760, Date Accessed: 9/22/2017 2:25:28 AM

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  • Heather Harding
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
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    HEATHER HARDING is an advanced doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her recent publications include "City Girl: a Portrait of a Successful White Teacher" and the edited volume, Cultural Studies and Education: perspectives on theory, methodology, and practice. She is currently working on her dissertation, a qualitative study of how white teachers racialized themselves and their black students and how this informs their practice.
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