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Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality (2nd Ed.)


reviewed by Rita Verma — May 07, 2007

coverTitle: Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality (2nd Ed.)
Author(s): Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415952727 , Pages: 376, Year: 2006
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In the second edition of Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality, Michael Apple, through thoughtful analysis and careful critique, argues for the necessity to closely examine and strategically interrupt the conservative agenda and its oppressive policies in education. The second edition expands on key arguments that were made in the first edition, and it contains compelling new chapters on No Child Left Behind, home schooling, and gender realities. In this book, Apple offers yet another closer look at the conservative trends that are having an impact on teachers, schools, and communities and offers powerful alternatives that provide both hope and purpose for those who feel the burden of the many issues that he critically examines. In the opening chapters of the book, Apple engages the reader in a thoughtful discussion on understanding what Rightist movements have done and why they have been successful. The marketization of education through... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 07, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14475, Date Accessed: 3/25/2017 5:47:10 PM

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  • Rita Verma
    Adelphi University
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    RITA VERMA is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at Adelphi University in New York. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Insruction. Professor Verma's research interests are in immigrant and multicultural education, social studies education, and critical race theory. This summer, she will be completing her first book Backlash: South Asian Immigrant Voices on the Margins. Professor Verma is actively involved with the United Nations and grass roots organizations in the areas of peace and human rights education.
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