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The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy

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This is a cutting edge book that not only maps and criticizes venture philanthropy, but also offers a new and different way of conceptualizing public education in response to the neoliberal climate affecting all aspects of public education. ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2010)
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Diana Kendall
Jun 07, 2014 Diana Kendall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always Kenneth Saltman clearly articulates the current trend of privatization in U.S. public education with the elite venture philanthropists at the head of the helm. The intense pressure by the largest foundations in the U.S. to destroy anything public and replace with the privatized is in full swing. As we see nonprofit (NOT PUBLIC) charter schools popping up like weeds within our public school districts education "entrepreneurs" simultaneously freely swindle public funding meant for public ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Scott rated it it was amazing
Wow! Saltman is on the cutting edge of the corporatization of public education and critical pedagogy! Read this if you can stomach being exposed to the myriad of ways our once top-tier educational system in the world has been and continues to be reduced to a dilapidated excuse for education and, more importantly, another space for capital to make a profit off the public while consuming critical spaces where Americans learn and can participate in true democracy.
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Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His interests include the political economy and cultural politics of public school privatization. His work also explains how the privatization movement in education is part of the broader movement to undermine public democratic power and expand global corporate power.

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