ERIC Number: ED348715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
New American Schools and the New World Order.
Noble, Douglas D.
The New American Schools Development Corporation (NASDC) was established in 1991 by President Bush to funnel corporate funds into innovative designs for "new American schools." NASDC's board will decide on a few proposals that will receive up to $20 million each over 5 years to develop, implement, and market their designs. These selections promise to shape the directions of educational research, development, and policy for years to come. Since the NASDC represents a coordination of many of the principal corporate players in education reform across the nation, this paper briefly profiles the members of the NASCD board in order to contribute to a more general understanding of the intensified corporate presence in U.S. public education policy. Among the members are: James R. Jones, CEO of American Stock Exchange; James K. Baker, Arvin; John Clendenin of Bill South; Linda Wachner, CEO of Warnaco; and Louis Gerstner of RJR, etc. the members of the NASCD board in order to contribute to a more general understanding of the NASDC board members represent the cutting edge of a new global corporate order, aggressively and unsentimentally streamlining their work forces, shedding national allegiances, and evading regulatory constraints in pursuit of global competitive advantage. This paper discusses this posture first as it is directed toward NASDC's role within the New World Order and second as it is directed toward their own corporate organizations. Finally, there is an exploration of how this posture plays itself out in the promotion of the radical reinvention of public education through the design of new American schools. (RR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: New American Schools Development Corporation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).