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Session3

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February 9 Session 3

Assignment Due: WebLog 3

 

Announcement

 

Reading:

Apple, M. (2006) Chapter 2, Whose markets, whose knowledge? pp. 29-52

 

Discussions:

  • One Hegemony, Common Sense and Neoliberalism
  • The main idea developed in your Blog Post
  • Role Playing
  1. The Lobbyist
  2. The News Anchor
  3. At the Dinner Table 

Resources:

Beyond Bailouts: On the Politics of Education After Neoliberalism

Henry a. Giroux and Susan searls Giroux. Friday, January 02, 2009

 

Race to the Top of What? Obama On Education

On Race to the Top, Neoliberalism, Accountability and leaving the Humanities and critical thinking behind.

 

Manufacturing Consent Trailer

In this  film trailer, Chomsky introduces the basic ideas of ideological hegemony and common sense.

 

Burke, B. (1999, 2005) 'Antonio Gramsci, schooling and education', the encyclopedia of informal education

This essay presents an introduction to the thoughts and intellectuasl contribution of the Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci.  For our purposes, I appreciate the brief discussion of ideological hegemony and common sense.

Antonio Gramsci, schooling and education

 

Economics 101: School Choice Example Shows Why Government Monopolies Are Bad

Competition promotes innovation and results in higher quality and lower costs. Government-run schools are a tragic example, by contrast, of why monopolies generate bad results. This video uses the example of school choice to explain why competition is a better approach. The Center for Freedom and Prosperity and The Cato Institute

 

THE CORPORATION [10/23] Boundary Issues

We used to regard many areas as too essential to the public good to be commercialized; they were protected by tradition and regulation. Now, everything is becoming fair game in the private taking of the commons -- land, oceans, air, water, education, health, energy and social assistance. Where do we draw the line?  The Corporation.com

 

Naomi Klein on the privatization of the state

Author and journalist Naomi Klein speaks about the 'privatization of the state'. Naomi Klein,  Democracy Now

 


 

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