Contains the keyword Business and education--United States
"In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. What is underneath and behind the language of choice, efficiency, and improvement in current neoliberal discourse? How will urban and poor populations be affected? Will privatization lead to increased stratification in our schools?..."
"In this book, we investigate through the prism of the rapid ascension of the charter school movement the strategic remaking of the public sector." (p. 2)
"In Engines of Innovation Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water."
"In an informative and thoughtful book, Schrecker warns of an impending loss of the values and historic purposes of the American university. At once a grim forecast and a rallying cry to all those who consider universities to be critical for the survival of democracy." Joan W. Scott, Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study