Hired Guns on Astroturf: How to Buy and Sell School Reform

  title={Hired Guns on Astroturf: How to Buy and Sell School Reform},
  author={Joanne Barkan},
  pages={49 - 57}
If you want to change government policy, change the politicians who make it. The implications of this truism have now taken hold in the market-modeled "education reform movement." As a result, the private funders and nonprofit groups that run the movement have overhauled their strategy. They've gone political as never before—like the National Rifle Association or Big Pharma or (ed re-formers emphasize) the teachers' unions. 
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