ERIC Number: EJ1047242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Looting of the American Dream: The Post-Katrina Rubble of Public Education in Louisiana
Fischetti, John C.; Kirylo, James D.
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n8 p1064-1069 2014
The mishandling of pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina rescue and recovery is stunningly similar to the mishandling by those who have been in charge of Louisiana public education over the past seven years. This includes the devaluing of the teaching profession, the rise of the marketization of education, and the minimizing of the common good. In this article, the authors contend that the "reformers" leading the current political infrastructure have over-extended their power, leaving in their wake a rubble that will impact the lives of Louisiana's citizens well beyond their terms.
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Administration, Politics of Education, Commercialization, Teaching (Occupation), Charter Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana