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ERIC Number: EJ1015700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Education: The "Business" of America
Ahmed, Nuwar
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v10 n1 Sum 2013
This article offers the author's views about the business aspects of school administration in the U.S., and discusses the mass school closures in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. These closures were intended to improve the educational systems within those cities, yet none have benefited from these reforms. She also explains the reasons why schools are closing, and describes an incident in the school district of Philadelphia where students marched to City Hall to protest against deeper budget cuts to education. She concludes by asserting that students are not robots, schools are not corporations, and education should not be a system based on moneymaking or standardized test scores.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Illinois; New York; Pennsylvania
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