ERIC Number: EJ1091293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The End of Public Schools? Or a New Beginning?
Hursh, David; Martina, Camille Anne
Educational Forum, v80 n2 p189-207 2016
Public education is becoming increasingly privatized as private philanthropic organizations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and corporations, such as Pearson, dominate the policy-making process, and more students enroll in publicly funded but privately administered charter schools. The privatization of education results from the dominance of neoliberal ideals promoting market competition, individualism, and standardized testing. In response, we call for replacing neoliberalism with social democratic policies emphasizing community, trust, and democratic deliberation.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Privatization, Philanthropic Foundations, Corporations, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Charter Schools, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Resistance to Change, High Stakes Tests, Decision Making, Cutting Scores, Standardized Tests, Democracy, Democratic Values
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