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Neoliberal Education and the Redefinition of Democratic Practice in Chicago

  • Kendall A. Taylor

Part of the New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics book series (NFECP)

About this book

Introduction

The book uses Chicago as a case study to examine the cultural politics surrounding neoliberal education policy in general and the concomitant alterations to democratic practice in particular. After juxtaposing the numerous failures of neoliberal education policy and the language of democratic norms used by those who continually double-down on these same policies, it examines four distinct but related policy arenas. Each chapter begins with a vignette of a particular example of the neoliberal education policy in action. Taken together, Taylor illuminates the anti-democratic nature of neoliberal education policy and the toll it takes on democratic practice in urban space. The book concludes with a discussion of what resistance might look like in spaces which co-opt democratic concepts for anti-democratic ends.

Keywords

charter schools democratic education policy design and implementation neoliberal governance structures cultural politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Kendall A. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Hubert Humphrey Elementary SchoolAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98950-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98949-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98950-1
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