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Education and Capitalism
Struggles for Learning and Liberation
In this collection teachers from across the country unravel the lies spun about public education by corporate board room “reformers.”

A conservative, bipartisan consensus dominates the discussion about what’s wrong with our schools and how to fix them. It offers “solutions” that scapegoat teachers, vilify unions, and impose a market mentality. But in each case, students lose. This book, written by teacher-activists, speaks back to that elite consensus and offers an alternative vision of learning for liberation.


  • “This book is a breath of fresh air! The chapters take on central issues in education with a clear vision of what could be.”
    —Jean Anyon, author of Marx and Education

    Education and Capitalism clears the path for new understanding of the current assault on public schooling and points towards important directions if we are to save it.”
    —Peter McLaren, author of Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution

    Education and Capitalism is a timely and decisive book that provides a framework for those of us engaged in the fight for better schools, stronger unions, and increased standard of living for all.”
    —Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union

    “A must-read for anyone interested in understanding the fundamental injustice of the corporate reform of public education in the United States.”
    —Wayne Au, editor of Rethinking Schools