Originally published in 1998, American Education and Corporations, provides a detailed study of the effects of commercialisation on the public school system. The book provides a powerful indictment of corporate culture and its influence on American public schooling, within a clear theoretical framework. The book looks at the threat of corporate culture to public education and advocates an understanding of the democratic importance of schooling as a public good.
Table of Contents
1. Schools as Sites for Consumer Materialism
2. Corporate Culture and Schools: Consultants in Search of New Markets
3. The Kroger Connection
4. Privatization and the Future of Public Schooling
5. Critically Transitive Teachers