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Education, Inc: Turning Learning into a Business
By Patrick Shannon (editor) and Alfie Kohn (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Heinemann
Publication date September 10, 2002
Pages 179
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780325004891
ISBN-10 0325004897
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $29.38
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While educators want their students to grow into thoughtful and curious people, the overriding objective of corporations is to maximize their own profits. From that fact alone we can predict what is likely to happen to the nature and purposes of our schools when business becomes involved in the education of our children. This unique and timely anthology chronicles the extent of that involvement, along with the troubling consequences it has already brought.

Author Alfie Kohn and professor of education Patrick Shannon have assembled a provocative collection of articles, including

  • an analysis of the racial implications of voucher programs
  • vivid accounts of how schoolchildren are targeted by advertisers
  • descriptions of how corporate propaganda is insinuated into classroom curriculums
  • an expose of the political connections enjoyed by giant textbook and test publishers
  • a critical look at the process whereby teachers are turned into grant writers.
This book builds a convincing case against those who see children as "customers" or "workers"-and those who would turn learning into a business. As Kohn notes, "[Corporations] are not shy about trying to make over the schools in their own image. It's up to the rest of us to firmly tell them to mind their own businesses."



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With Patrick Shannon (other contributor) | Revised edition from Heinemann (September 10, 2002); titled "Education, Inc: Turning Learning into a Business"
9780325004891 | details & prices | 179 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.38
About: While educators want their students to grow into thoughtful and curious people, the overriding objective of corporations is to maximize their own profits.
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