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ERIC Number: EJ943340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
Imagining How to Break the Co-Optation of a Consensus. A Response to "Imagining No Child Left Behind Freed from Neoliberal Hijackers"
Varenne, Herve
Democracy & Education, v19 n2 Article 8 2011
Given that I share, mostly, Eugene Matusov's passionate concerns, picking on his vocabulary might appear pedantic. However, the issues involved in labeling political movements and, even more, political practices, can be fundamental and address the very grounds on which social analysis must stand. Briefly, I am concerned with the label "neo-liberal", particularly when it is used as an epithet and blinds us to actual processes. I end with some, perhaps optimistic, remarks about the rise of educational activities that are not already marked for measurement on any pass/fail scale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001