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Fertilizers, Pills, And Magnetic Strips - 08 edition

Fertilizers, Pills, And Magnetic Strips (ISBN10: 1593118929; ISBN13: 9781593118921)
ISBN13: 978-1593118921
ISBN10: 1593118929

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1593118938
ISBN10: 1593118937

Summary: "We shape our tools and then they shape us." With these words, Kenneth Boulding captured one of the great truths of the modern world. In Fertilizers,
Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene V Glass analyzes how a few key technological inventions changed culture in America and how public education has changed as a result. Driving these changes are material self-interest and the desire for comfort and security, both of which have transformed American culture int ...show moreo a hyper-consuming, xenophobic society that is systematically degrading public education.
Glass shows how the central education policy debates at the start of the 21st century (vouchers, charter schools,
tax credits, high-stakes testing, bilingual education) are actually about two underlying issues: how can the costs of public education be cut, and how can the education of the White middle-class be "quasi-privatized" at public expense? Working from the demographic realities of the past thirty years, he projects a challenging and disturbing future for public education in America.
Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips is attracting the attention of the nation's foremost education scholars. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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