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Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Westview Pr
Publication date August 21, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813391397
ISBN-10 0813391393
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $45.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and award-winning commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences. Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc.; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; market-driven charter schools; Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for America’s children.Imagine that the tobacco industry may be helping to shape what your son and daughter learn about smoking. Imagine that your son is given a Gushers fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermal eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter is taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about "good hair days" and "bad hair days" (compliments of Revlon). Imagine that to cap off a day of world-class learning, your child's teacher shows a videotape explaining that the Valdez oil spill wasn't so bad after all (compliments of Exxon).Anyone interested in how schools are being turned into marketing vehicles, how education is being recast as a commercial transaction, and how children are being cultivated as a cash crop will want to read Giving Kids the Business.

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from Westview Pr (August 1, 1996); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813324784 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Explores the growing influence of corporations in public education and explains the negative consequences of marketing programs targeted at an audience of 5-18-year-old public school children
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from Westview Pr (August 21, 2001); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813391397 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $45.00
About: The commercialization of public education is upon us.
from Westview Pr (September 1, 1997); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813324791 | details & prices | List price $16.50
About: Giving Kids the Business : The Commercialization of Americas Schools by Alex Molnar.

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