The Marketization of Education: Public Schools for Private Ends

@article{Bartlett2002TheMO,
  title={The Marketization of Education: Public Schools for Private Ends},
  author={L. Bartlett and M. Frederick and Thaddeus Gulbrandsen and E. Murillo},
  journal={Anthropology \& Education Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={33},
  pages={5-29}
}
This article argues that the neoliberal renaissance of the 1980s marketized education, with distinctly negative social consequences. We examine the emergence and promotion of a national-level discourse that positioned schools in the service of the economy. Based on ethnographic research conducted in North Carolina, we then show how local growth elite utilized this discourse to further their own race and class interests to the exclusion and detriment of poorer, African American parents and… Expand

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