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ERIC Number: EJ1134633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
The Obama Education Files: Is There Hope to Stop the Neoliberal Agenda in Education?
Carr, Paul R.; Porfilio, Brad J.
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v4 n1 p1-30 2011
The contributors to this special issue of "The Journal of Inquiry and Action" provide insight into why the Obama administration's educational policies manifest the dominance of neoliberal ideology over most elements of social life. The articles presented in this issue build on the work originally presented in "The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism?" (Carr and Porfilio 2011). Given the dearth of critical analysis in relation to Obama's leadership and his administration's educational agenda, which the authors contend is fundamental to meaningful democratic development, this article examines the meaning of potential transformation in and through the Obama administration's approach to education. This analysis illuminates the disconnection between his rhetoric, especially during the two-year electoral campaign, and his policies.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Presidents, Government Role, Rhetoric, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Accountability, Charter Schools, School Choice, Privatization, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Mass Media
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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