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
Published: New York : Peter Lang, c2012.
Series:Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 400.
Table of Contents:
  • In defense of public school teachers in a time of crisis
  • When generosity hurts : Bill Gates, public school teachers, and the politics of humiliation
  • Teachers without jobs and education without hope : beyond bailouts and the fetish of the measurement trap
  • Chartering disaster : why Duncan's corporate-based schools can't deliver an education that matters
  • Dumbing down teachers : attacking colleges of education in the name of reform
  • Business culture and the death of public education : Mayor Bloomberg, David Steiner, and the politics of corporate "leadership"
  • Public intellectuals, the politics of clarity, and the crisis of language
  • Paulo Freire and the pedagogy of bearing witness.