Education and the crisis of public values : challenging the assault on teachers, students, & public education /

This book examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The author discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic...

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Main Author: Giroux, Henry A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Peter Lang, c2012.
Series:Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 400.
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Summary:This book examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The author discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been under siege, including full-fledged attacks by corporate interests on public school teachers, schools of education, and teacher unions. It also reveals how a business culture cloaked in the guise of generosity and reform has supported a charter school movement that aims to dismantle public schools in favor of a corporate-friendly privatized system. The book encourages educators to become public intellectuals, willing to engage in creating a formative culture of learning that can nurture the ability to defend public and higher education as a general good- one crucial to sustaining a critical citizenry and a democratic society.--Back cover.
Physical Description:xii, 129 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781433112164 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1433112167 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781433112171 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1433112175 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISSN:1058-1634 ;