Education, Inc.reviewed by Kenneth Saltman — 2003
Alfie Kohn and Patrick Shannon must be commended highly.
Education, Inc. is an important edited book that manages to
draw together a wide range of scholarly and popular readings on the
many aspects of the corporate involvement in schools. The book not
only makes a significant contribution to literature on the topic
but expands the academic and policy debates over some of the most
recent educational policy reforms such as various dimensions of No
Child Left Behind. This extremely readable and accessible book,
however, is hardly restricted in its focus to policy and reform.
Education, Inc. maps the intertwined transformation of the
school based on both the corporate economic model and the
transformation of school culture based on the model of corporate
culture. While the virtues of the volume are extensive and worth
noting, its limitations highlight some important questions about
the future direction for scholarship on the topic of the corporate
involvement in schools and society.
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- Kenneth Saltman
KENNETH J. SALTMAN teaches in the Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Program at DePaul University. He is the author of Collateral Damage: Corporatizing Public Schools – a Threat to Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield (2000) and Strange Love, Or How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market, Rowman & Littlefield (2002) (with Robin Truth Goodman). He is currently writing a parent's and activist’s guide to the Edison Schools and co-editing a book with David Gabbard titled Education as Enforcement that confronts the rising corporatization and militarization of public schools.