The Business of Education—a comprehensive view of how education policy is made in the US and, in some cases, globally—analyzes and critiques the influence of educational policy networks in a wide range of contexts and from a variety of perspectives, including testing, college preparation, juvenile detention centers, special education, the arts, teacher evaluation systems, education of undocumented immigrants, college faculty preparation, and financial aid. A network chart in most chapters illustrates how the major political actors, mainly private philanthropic foundations, for-profit companies, government officials, and politicians involved in the network, are linked. Joel Spring, internationally renowned scholar and analyst of educational policy, situates and frames the network studies in an introduction discussing general theories of education policy networks.
Chapter 1 The New Politics of American Education
Chapter 2 Admitting Privilege
John Eric Frankson
Chapter 3 AVID About College: A Look into AVID’s Governing Structure
Robert P. Robinson
Chapter 4 A Not So Individualized Education Plan: Examining NYC DOE Contract with MAXIMUS That Brought us SESIS
Chapter 5 Turning Against (Public) Arts Education: An Arts Perspective of the Business of Education
Chapter 6 Policy Networks and Political Decisions Influencing the Dream Act: The Power of the Dreamers
Chapter 7 The Call for Faculty Preparation
Diane Price Banks
Chapter 8 Exploring Federal Financial Aid Networks – Who Cares and Why?
Chapter 9 A Political Economy of Incarceration: Race, Schooling and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 10 A Shared Path to Success: The Promise and Challenge of Special Education in New York City
List of Contributors
This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.
Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of
Local, state, national, and international educational systems
Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities
Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations
Computer systems and software as instruments of public education
The popular media as forms of public education
Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology