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The Future of Public Education

Chapter

The foregoing discussion in this book revealed that the market gospel does not deliver the promised results and defies the democratic purposes of education. Faith in public institutions, democracy, and fellow citizens is being replaced by a secular faith that draws its inspiration not from the democratic social metaphor of community and cooperation, but from the market metaphor of individual interest and competition. The consumer market place defies pluralism and “tends to colonize every sphere and sector, even though it maintains the fiction of pluralism… Commercializing capitalism mandates the infiltration and penetration of noncommercial spheres in order to maximize profitability” (Walzer, 1983, p. 223).

Keywords

Public School Public Education Quality Education Market Policy Democratic Society 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationTel-Aviv UniversityRamat-AvivIsrael

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