Educating the Right Way Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality
In this book Apple explores the 'conservative restoration' - the rightward turn of a broad-based coalition that is making successful inroads in determining American and international educational policy. It takes a pragmatic look at what critical educators can do to build alternative coalitions and policies that are more democratic. Apple urges this group to extricate itself from its reliance on the language of possibility in order to employ pragmatic analyses that address the material realities of social power.
Contradictory Reforms. "Racing" Toward Educational Reform. Making Challenges Public. Thinking Heretically. Can Alliances be Built Across the Religious and Secular Divide?. Making Critical Educational Practices Practical. Hope as a Resource
"If there is a book that marks the beginning of a new century, with its agonies of defeat and its utopian promises, this is the book." -- Carlos Alberto Torres, author of Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism
"No student of education can afford not to hear the story that Apple so ably tells." -- Jeannie Oakes, co-author of Because of the Kids: Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schools
"In this book, Apple offers yet another closer look at the conservative trends that are having an impact on teachers, schools, and communities and offers powerful alternatives that provide both hope and purpose for those who feel the burden of the many issues that he critically examines...This book is extremely valuable...Apple provides an eye-opening critique of the ways the new Right has successfully created alliances and has become increasingly influential in our public institutions. With the knowledge gained in this book. educators can be well informed and empowered to become agents of change."--Teachers College Record, May 07, 2007