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The Resource Class war : the privatization of childhood, Megan Erickson

Class war : the privatization of childhood, Megan Erickson

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Class war : the privatization of childhood
Title
Class war
Title remainder
the privatization of childhood
Statement of responsibility
Megan Erickson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers? Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices--public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special education?--segregate American children from birth through adolescence, and into adulthood, as never before. In an age of austerity, an elite class of corporate education reformers has found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children to families. Examining three New York City schools, Class War show how education has been transformed into a competitive "hunger games" for the resources and social connections required for economic success"--
  • "What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers? Class War argues that under free-market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices--public or private, gifted & talented, general or special education--segregate American children from birth through adolescence, and into adulthood, as never before. In an age of austerity, an elite class of corporate education reformers has found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children to families. Although public schools are tasked with providing childcare, job training, meals and social services for low-income children, their funding is being drastically cut; meanwhile, private schools promise to nurture well-rounded individuals for families able to afford the $40,000 a year tuition. Drawing from Erickson's own experience as a teacher in the New York City school system, Class War shows how education has been transformed into a competitive "hunger games for the resources and social connections required for economic success.""--
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Erickson, Megan
Dewey number
379.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.E74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Jacobin series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privatization in education
  • School choice
  • Educational equalization
  • Public schools
  • Poor
  • Upper class
Label
Class war : the privatization of childhood, Megan Erickson
Link
9781781689486.jpg
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Public schooling: Who listens? Who speaks? -- A nation at risk? The policy landscape of public education -- Edutopia: against technical fixes to political problems -- Every child should have 100 parents: against personal fixes to political problems -- Conclusion: A caring society
Control code
ocn914156896
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781781689486
Lccn
2015020818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781689486
  • (OCoLC)914156896
Label
Class war : the privatization of childhood, Megan Erickson
Link
9781781689486.jpg
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Public schooling: Who listens? Who speaks? -- A nation at risk? The policy landscape of public education -- Edutopia: against technical fixes to political problems -- Every child should have 100 parents: against personal fixes to political problems -- Conclusion: A caring society
Control code
ocn914156896
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781781689486
Lccn
2015020818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781689486
  • (OCoLC)914156896

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