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Remarks for Book Symposium on Schooling Corporate Citizens

Ron Evans has written an impressive series of books that critically examine school reform in the United States, with a specific emphasis on the impact of those reforms on social studies, civics, and democratic education.  In January 2015, I had … Continue reading

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Do private programs belong at public universities?

The University of Victoria has contracted with the Canadian telecom giant Telus to deliver a “customized” MBA program to Telus employees. Telus executives will be teaching some of the courses; the instructors from UVic will apparently be teaching on contracts … Continue reading

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New book: The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? Edited by: Paul R. Carr, Université du Québec en Outaouais Brad J. Porfilio, CSU, East Bay A volume in the series: Critical … Continue reading

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Schooling Corporate Citizens: A Conversation with Ronald W. Evans

Fireside Chat with Ron Evans on Education Reform, Social Studies, and Democratic Citizenship, Hosted By E. Wayne Ross  This conservation with Ron Evans was conducted in the plenary session of the 2015 retreat of College and University Faculty Assembly of National … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education (Alternate Routes, Vol. 26)

Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research VOL 26 (2015) NEOLIBERALISM AND THE DEGRADATION OF EDUCATION Edited by Carlo Fanelli, Bryan Evans Contributors to this anthology trace how neoliberalism has impacted education. These effects range from the commercialization and quasi-privatization of pre-school … Continue reading

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Why paying teachers for student test scores is a bad idea

While everyone in British Columbia is paying attention to the teachers’ strike, the Fraser Institute launched its latest effort to marketize education. This week the Fraser Institute, a neoliberal think tank, released a report promoting incentivized pay for teachers. Teacher … Continue reading

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Cultural Logic Releases Three Volumes of Critical Scholarship In One Day

Cultural Logic has just announced an epic launch of three volumes of critical scholarship addressing a wide range of issues. Cultural Logic, which has been on-line since 1997, is a open access, non-profit, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, interviews, … Continue reading

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The latest test resistance news (Compiled by FairTest)

Alaska Repeals High School Exit Exam, Plans to Award Withheld Diploma http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/new-education-bill-could-help-those-without-diplomas/26378278 New Connecticut State Tests Mean Less Time for Teaching and Learning http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140604/NEWS/140609555 One Florida Mother Has Had it With High Stakes Testing http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/one-mother-has-had-it-with-high-stakes-public-school-tests-whats-her-next/2183397 Union Challenges Florida’s Test-Based “Merit … Continue reading

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BC Education Plan Linked to Private Corporations

BC Education Plan Linked to Private Corporations Partnership between education ministry and not-for-profit with billionaire partners raises concerns. By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2012, TheTyee.ca The government is proud of using citizen engagement and best practices to decide what and … Continue reading

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