"Bringing up-to-date Joel Spring's ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education in the US, the Fourth Edition focuses on the Republican and Democratic parties in the 2008 national election and post-2008 election era."
"In this popular text Joel Spring provocatively analyzes the ideas of traditional and non-traditional philosophies from Confucianism to human rights regarding the contribution of education to the creation of a democratic society. The goal is to explore how governments use education to control and manage their populations, and to examine forms of education that claim to free people from authoritarian control."
"A terrific book -- both soundly researched and highly original. It should be widely used in courses on curriculum, social studies, policy studies, peace studies, philosophy of education, and many other sub-disciplines." --Nel Noddings, Stanford University (Emerita)