Leaving Children Behind: Urban Education, Class Politics, and the Machines of Transnational Capitalism
AbstractIn what follows, I want to explore the basis for telling a different kind of story about urban school reform, one that is less hopeful in a naïve sense, but that nevertheless does not abandon hope altogether. The hope is that an honest appraisal of what I call the machines of urban schooling can lead to a new democratic counter-hegemonic movement in American education and public life that offers a new "commonsense," a new way of "thinking" about the urban school crisis and responding to it. I focus on telling the story of a project in democratic educational renewal in a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, with which I was involved in the mid-1990s as part of a school-college collaborative.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).