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ERIC Number: ED574217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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Capitalism and Public Education in the United States
Schneller, Peter L.
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper prepared for the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) (15th) and the International Partner Conference of the International Research Centre (IRC) "Scientific Cooperation" (5th) (Borovets, Bulgaria, Jun 2017)
The United States democratic system includes characteristics of capitalism as well as socialism. Perhaps the most socialistic endeavor of the US is its K-12 public school system; in fact, US public schools are necessary for democracy to thrive and to create an educated and well-informed populace. However, capitalism and socialism are strange bedfellows. The soft underbelly of capitalism--greed--has become a problematic influence for K-12 schools. This paper examines the history of US public schools and the influence of capitalism focusing on problems associated with greed at the individual and corporate level. [For the complete Volume 15 proceedings, see ED574185.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail: info@bces-conference.org; Web site: http://www.bces-conference.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey (Newark)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top