Big Box Schools: Race, Education, and the Danger of the by Lori Latrice Martin

By Lori Latrice Martin

The American public tuition approach is at a crossroad. One pathway is embellished with symptoms and associations that would lead public schooling in the direction of a vacation spot of collective legal responsibility, responsibility, and accountability that's student-centered, community-based, and pushed via educators and fogeys operating within the most sensible curiosity of scholars, households, groups, and the wider society. the opposite pathway is plagued by pamphlets, flyers, and digital billboards falsely advertisements the advantages of faculty “choice.” The course American public faculties seem to have taken over the last few many years is more and more dotted with constitution faculties operated by means of for-profit multinational agencies, and themed public faculties. more and more, efforts to reform public schooling in the USA resemble the enterprise version made favored by way of the founding father of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton. Big field faculties: Race, schooling, and the chance of the Wal-Martization of Public faculties in the US examines the hazards of the Wal-Martization of yank public colleges and highlights efforts to problem regulations and practices which position higher emphasis on earnings than on pupils.

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