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By Kenneth J. Saltman

Breaking new flooring in stories of industrial involvement in education, Capitalizing on catastrophe dissects the main robust academic reforms and highlights their courting to the increase of robust imagine tanks and company teams. over the last a number of a long time, there was a powerful circulate to denationalise public education via enterprise ventures. at first of the millennium, this privatization venture regarded moribund as either the Edison colleges and information Universe foundered. still, privatization is again. the recent face of academic privatization replaces public education with EMOs, vouchers, and constitution colleges at an alarming cost. In either catastrophe and nondisaster parts, officers designate faculties as failed to be able to justify alternative with new, unproven versions. Saltman examines how privatization regulations reminiscent of No baby Left in the back of are designed to decontrol faculties, favoring enterprise whereas undermining public oversight. studying present guidelines in New Orleans, Chicago, and Iraq, Capitalizing on catastrophe exhibits how the fight for public education is vital to the fight for a really democratic society.

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