ERIC Number: EJ765729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Acting Neoliberal: Is Black Support for Vouchers a Rejection of Progressive Educational Values?
Pedroni, Thomas C.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v40 n3 p265-278 2007
Is the popularity of market-based educational reform among urban residents of color the epitaph of a progressive educational vision, or does it bespeak a struggle to reincarnate that vision within a postwelfare state? This article examines ethnographic work with African American voucher families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Discursive overlaps and tensions among three sets of stakeholders--African American voucher families, the powerful social forces that fund voucher reform, and defenders of public schools and educational progressivism--suggest avenues for rearticulating voucher families to ultimately more democratic and effective educational reform movements.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Vision, Educational Vouchers, Values, African Americans, Ethnography, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin