Obama’s Betrayal of Public Education? Arne Duncan and the Corporate Model of Schooling Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This article criticizes Obama’s appointment of Arne Duncan as U.S. Secretary of Education suggesting that it represents a corporate and penal model of school reform. The authors contend that Duncan’s record as “CEO” of the Chicago Public Schools represents the implementation of educational policies and pedagogical approaches antithetical to the democratic values of public and critical education.

publication date

  • December 2009