Privatizing Public Schools: Education in the Marketplace

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Ellen Boesenberg


I address how the rise of the neo-liberal/neo-conservative convergence of power has accelerated the trend toward school privatization. I include illustrations of resistance to privatization in order to interject a sense of agency and hopefulness that is vital for building strong counter-hegemonic movements. The struggle against market hegemony has become especially important in education as privatization is legally sanctioned; government funded, and bankrolled by substantial private capital.

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