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Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling

Exposing Neoliberal Inequalities

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pierre W. Orelus, Curry S. Malott
      Pages 1-19
  3. The Echoing of Dissident Voices against the Darkness of Neoliberalism, Capitalism, and Racism: Toward a Democratic School System and Just Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-24
    2. Pierre W. Orelus, Curry S. Malott
      Pages 25-63
    3. Pierre W. Orelus, Curry S. Malott
      Pages 65-92
    4. Pierre W. Orelus, Curry S. Malott
      Pages 93-114
    5. Pierre W. Orelus, Curry S. Malott
      Pages 115-127
  4. Unveiling Social Inequalities Perpetuated through the Neoliberal and Capitalist School System and the Corporate Media

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-254

About this book


Comprised of in-depth interviews and conversations with key figures in education and activism that thoroughly examine the intersection of neoliberalism, neocolonialism, and racism, this first-rate collection critically explores, through their teaching, various, important issues situated in the context of Western neoliberalism and neocolonialism.


democracy education gender neoliberalism school schooling social justice university

About the authors

NOAM CHOMSKY Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language ANTONIA DARDER Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Latino/a Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA HERMAN GARCIA Regents Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University, USA. He is Director of Elementary Education MANAL HAMZEH Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at New Mexico State University, USA DAVE HILL teaches at Middlesex University, London, England, and is Visiting Professor at the University of Athens, Greece, and of Critical Education Policy and Equality Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland PEPI LEISTYNA Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics Graduate Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA and is the Director of the Center for World Languages and Cultures PETER MCLAREN Professor, School of Critical Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand BRADLEY PORFILIO Assistant Professor of Education at Lewis University in Romeoville, USA SHIRLEY STEINBERG Director and Chair of The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership in Education, and Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada

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"Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling takes the pulse of the educational environment in the United States and finds that it is on life support. Conversations with leading thinkers with vast experience in the world of US education provide useful maps to understand this present and the way to a more enlightened future. An important collection for all those who are concerned about the devastation of the educational landscape." - Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College, US

"For over half a century, social criticism in the US was overwhelmed by a basic taboo. What was said or written about economics, politics, and culture avoided any direct or sustained criticism of the hegemonic economic system: capitalism. The very few who dared to violate the taboo were systematically marginalized professionally and often also personally. This taboo shielded capitalism, allowing its most socially retrograde tendencies finally to yield contemporary neoliberalism and the global crisis that erupted in 2007. This book makes an important contribution to the literature now exploding that taboo. It taps an impressively wide range of sources (that does not fear to include Marxism) and focuses a critical-yet-hopeful eye on education. Today's growing movement to question and change capitalism needs and will benefit from this book's thoughtful analysis." - Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School, New York, US