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The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City

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Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship between education policy and the neoliberal economic, political, and ideologica ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge (first published 2010)
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Natalia
Sep 24, 2012 Natalia rated it it was amazing
I recommend this book to folks who care about cities and education. Pauline Lipman powerfully and succinctly outlines how urban school reform has contributed to the neoliberal agenda to restructure cities in ways that privilege white middle class residents while dis-investing in communities of color. She uses Chicago as her case study, but the story rings true in places like Philadelphia and New Orleans as well, and has often followed Chicago's model of privatization and cuts. I appreciate that ...more
Laurel
Lipman uses her final chapter to summarize her main points about neoliberalism and the eminent demise it will have on society. She re-iterates that African Americans and other minority groups (race, culture, and gender-based) have been marginalized while those in a very small percentage of at the top have gained exponential wealth and power. She re-states that education is currently the breeding ground for a neoliberalist society as schools are constantly being turned over to corporate giants an ...more
Bob Simpson
Jun 16, 2012 Bob Simpson rated it it was amazing
Pauline Lipman must have been one helluva jigsaw puzzle wiz as a kid, because she can put together the complex puzzle of why a school closing on Chicago's West Side is related to the global securities market as well as the neo-liberal assault on public education nationwide.

She sees the how the shattering of city neighborhoods and the closing of neighborhood schools is related to capital accumulation, gentrification and the pathological white supremacy still pushed by an economic elite to seize c
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Alli B
May 31, 2012 Alli B rated it really liked it
This book was on track for a 5 star rating up until the last chapter. Lipman does an amazing job of laying out how Chicago has been transformed by a neoliberal agenda from both liberals and conservatives and the consequences of this on the city and on education. The chapter on corporate philanthrophy and general coverage of charter schools and the illusion of "market choice" and "consumerism" in regards to education is particularly compelling. The solution Lipman offers, however, is a bit of a l ...more
Jason
Sep 13, 2012 Jason rated it liked it
Anyone who wants to understand more of how are public schools are being turned into competitive businesses at the expense of low-income, impoverished citizens should read this book. It's not an easy read and far too much information to process in one sitting. But it does confirm how our society is moving away from humanism towards corporate greed and elitism. The last chapter does instill a little gleam of hope, but I'm afraid on the whole we have a long way to go.
Mark
Jun 20, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
Lipman's book is a necessary and essential read to understand the philosophy of neoliberalism and how it is driving the narrative of community development, governance, and educational reform. Written in a way that combines critical social geography, urban sociology, transformative pedagogy, and political theory, this is a deep yet accessible field manual for those working toward democratic urban reforms.
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Dec 19, 2013 Erika rated it really liked it
This book is very well-researched and well-assembled. it is a must-read for people who want to understand how education issues fit within a larger institutional scheme.
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A good follow-up to _High-Stakes Education_.
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