Contains the keyword Education--Political aspects--United States
"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."
"For nearly two decades, E. D. Hirsch's book Cultural Literacy has provoked debate over whose knowledge should be taught in schools, embodying the culture wars in education. Initially developed to mediate against the multicultural "threat," his educational vision inspired the Core Knowledge curriculum, which has garnered wide support from an array of communities, including traditionally marginalized groups. In this groundbreaking book, Kristen Buras provides the first detailed, critical examination of the Core Knowledge movement and explores the history and cultural politics underlying neoconservative initiatives in education."
"A brilliant and concise guide to Right-wing trends and their impact in the classroom, as well as a much-needed map for a broad Left to reframe its approach to teaching and social change. Everyone who cares about teaching and our common future must read this book!" - Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
"In contemporary American culture, 'the conservative 1950s' have become something of a cliche. Hartman's smart book gives new historical substance to the term, showing us how--and why--our schools turned Right during the Cold War. Even better, he makes us question whether the schools ever really turned back. The 'conservative 1950s' might still be with us, in more ways than we are willing to admit." -- Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of Education and History, New York University