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ERIC Number: EJ795941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Channel One: When Private Interests and the Public Interest Collide
Blokhuis, Jason C.
American Educational Research Journal, v45 n2 p343-363 2008
If the notion of public and private spheres seems somehow quaint or old-fashioned, the distinction between public and private corporations will be that much more obscure. Yet Channel One broadcasts in a public school classroom are indisputably the result of a contract between a private corporation (Alloy Media + Marketing) and a public corporation (a local school board). Public school administrators operate within a social and institutional context in which there often appears to be no line between private interests and public interests. The author argues that there is such a line and that public school administrators unwittingly cross it when they make Channel One-type deals. This article examines how the regulatory history of private corporations has shaped the social and institutional context in which public school administrators operate. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina