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Re: [xmca] FW: Open Access (Free to Read) to Glass's "The Fate of Public Education in America"

Thanks for this, Peter.
Now, lets link this to the nature of employment for kids coming out of the
sausage grinder.

In the UK the push to privatize all of higher ed has led to a discussion of
how you get the poor to make the investment with no idea of how to provide
some promise of "return on investment."

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:26 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:

> From: IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc. [mailto:iap@infoagepub.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:10 PM
> To: smago@UGA.EDU
> Subject: Open Access (Free to Read) to Glass's "The Fate of Public
> Education
> in America"
> Recognized since its publication 18 months ago as one of the
> most original and influential books on education in America
> of the past decade, Gene Glass's  "Fertilizers, Pills &
> Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America"
> is being offered by IAP Inc. in open access as a service to
> educators everywhere.
> Go online to http://infoagepub.com/glass-chapter-10 and read
> the concluding chapter to Glass's analysis of where public
> education is headed in the 21st Century.
>  ____________________________________________________
>  "This is the most original book about education in
>        ~ Ernest R. House, University of Colorado,
>           Boulder; Harold E. Lasswell Award Recipient
>  ____________________________________________________
>        Fertilizers, Pills & Magnetic Strips:
>       The Fate of Public Education in America
>                  Gene V Glass
>         http://www.infoagepub.com/glass-4.html
> Glass shows how the central education policy
> debates at the start of the 21st century (vouchers,
> charter schools, tax credits, high-stakes testing,
> bilingual education) are actually about two underlying
> issues: how can the costs of public education be cut,
> and how can the education of the White middle-class
> be "quasi-privatized" at public expense? Working from
> the demographic realities of the past thirty years, he
> projects a challenging and disturbing future for public
> education in America.
> "This is the first credible book of the 21st century to
> anticipate the future of public education."
>            ~ David C. Berliner, Former President of the
>              American Educational Research Association;
>              Author of The Manufactured Crisis
> "He challenges the received view of the ordinary education
> debates, revealing what lies behind the stale and superficial
> arguments."
>             ~Kevin Welner, Director, Education and the
>              Public Interest Center
> "...a wake up call to America about the disastrous
> consequences of current policies that shortchange the
> education of the coming majority "Latinos and other
> 'minority' students" on whom the very future of the
> nation rests."
>             ~ Patricia Gándara, University of California,
>                Los Angeles; Co-Director, The Civil Rights
>                Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
> "The book makes such impressive sense that one has
> to believe that its clarity, command of the facts, eye
> for absurdity, and concern for justice will garner
> greater support for public education as a common and  noble cause."
>              ~ John Willinsky, Stanford University;
>                 Author of The Access Principle: The Case for
>                 Open Access to Research and Scholarship
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