By Daniel Ness,Stephen J. Farenga

Through conversations in honor of Dale D. Johnson, this book takes a serious view of the monoculture in curriculum and coverage that has built in schooling with the rise of federal investment and privatization of providers for public schooling, and examines the shift from public curiosity and keep watch over to personal and company shareholder hegemony. such a lot states’ academic responsibilities—assessment of parts, curriculum improvement, and educational protocols—are more and more being outsourced to personal companies with a view to lessen kingdom budgets. those corporations were given large entry to country assets equivalent to public information from state-sanctioned trying out effects, field-testing rights to public colleges, and fiscal guidance. bankruptcy authors problem this paradigm in addition to the version that has set turning out to be rates on responsibility and function measures. Connecting universal influence among the criteria circulate and the privatization of schooling, this ebook lays naked the repercussions of high-stakes responsibility coupled with expanding privatization.

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