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Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education

Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education
Author: Joel Spring - Joel Spring
ISBN 13: 9780072875782
ISBN 10: 7287578
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2004-06-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
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Spring (New School University) looks at the political and social forces shaping educational policy in the US and analyzes how policy is made for American schools. He argues that the politics of American education are driven by the interrelationships between politicians, private foundations, teachers' unions, special-interest groups, school administrators, and boards of education. He links current conflicts over educational policies to economics, culture, language, and equal opportunity. Discussion encompasses textbook publishing, standardized testing, and the political uses of the judicial system. This fourth edition offers expanded coverage of school finance, school choice and vouchers, and accountability. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)