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Author Spring, Joel H

Title The politics of American education / Joel Spring

Publ Info New York : Routledge, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  LB1028.3 .S64 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  LB1028.3 .S64 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  LB1028.3 .S64 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Sociocultural, political, and historical studies in education
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. The politics of education and the politics of knowledge : Educational governance and competing voices ; What do people talk about when they talk about schools? ; From the local to the global in school governance ; Civil society and schooling ; Politicians and educational ideologies ; The education business: making money and influencing schools ; Politics of school finance and the economics of education ; Global education politics and the United States ; Human capital: dominant global education ideology ; The human capital education paradigm -- 2. What do people talk about when they talk about schools? : What do politicians talk about when they talk about schools? ; What does the media talk about when it talks about schools? ; What do parents talk about when they talk about schools? ; What do the world's richest man and foundation talk about when they talk about schools? ; What do teachers talk about when they talk about schools? ; What do school administrators talk about when they talk about schools? ; What do Black and Latino educators talk about when they talk about schools? ; What do students talk about when they talk about schools? ; So what do people talk about when they talk about schools? -- 3. From the local to the global in school governance : Forms of representation ; State governance ; Federal government ; Federal influence and the race to the top ; Local control: school boards ; Local control: mayoral governance ; Patterns in local politics of education ; Dominated communities ; Factional communities ; Pluralistic communities ; Inert communities ; Educational governance in the United States ; Global influences ; Civil society ; School governance and ideology -- 4. Civil society and schooling : Power, money, and civil society ; Types of associations ; Special interest groups ; Foundations and think tanks: America's shadow government ; Foundations as shadow educational policy-makers ; Think tanks as shadow educational policy-makers ; Professional organizations ; Teachers unions ; A thousand points of light -- 5. Politicians and educational ideologies : Cultural conservatism and American exceptionalism ; Liberal cultural values and multiculturalism ; Cultural conservatives, moral instruction, and evolution ; Cultural liberals and moral values ; Free markets and school choice ; Liberals and regulated markets ; Cultural conservatives: poverty is a matter of character in a free market ; Cultural liberals: poverty and equal educational opportunity ; Human capital and alternative ideologies --
6. The education business: making money and influencing schools : The publishing industry, Texas, and open-source texts ; Texas' politics and textbook publishing ; The politics of open-source textbooks ; For-profit and franchised educational services ; Educational management organizations: charter schools ; Supplementary education services: the shadow education system ; Franchising the shadow education system ; Multinational testing corporations ; Ideology and the education business -- 7. Politics of school finance and the economics of education : Does money matter? ; Economic self-interest and school finance ; The politics of unequal funding and school finance ; Judicial involvement in school finance: equity ; Judicial involvement in school finance: adequacy ; Federal, state, and local spending on education ; Financial crisis: how should educational monies be distributed? ; Educational administrators ; Teachers ; Framework for understanding the politics of school finance ; Who should pay? ; How should educational monies be distributed? ; How should money for education be collected? ; How much money should be spent on education? ; School finance in a global context ; The economics of schooling in the global labor market -- 8. Global education politics and the United States : Benchmarking global standards and tests ; Global academic olympics: OECD and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) ; The World Bank: human capital in developing nations ; United Nations and the World Bank: global networks ; Millennium goals, global networks, and human capital education ; Brain gain and brain drain: human capital and multiculturalism ; The global education business ; The global cloud -- 9. Political control of education in a democratic society: proposal for amendment to U.S. Constitution : The problem of majority rule ; The power of special interest groups ; The political use of schools ; Education amendment to U.S. Constitution ; Globalization and national systems of education
LC subject Education -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States
Educational technology -- Government policy -- United States
Public schools -- United States
Education and state -- United States
Technology and state -- United States
ISBN 9780415884396 (hardback)
041588439X (hardback)
9780415884402 (pbk.)
0415884403 (pbk.)
9780203838990 (ebook)
0203838998 (ebook)