Class War: The Privatization of Childhood

Class War

The Privatization of Childhood

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ISBN10: 1781689482 ISBN13: 9781781689486 Publisher: W W Norton & Co (Ssd) Published: Sep 8 2015 Pages: 230 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers? Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices—public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special education?—segregate American children from birth through adolescence, and into adulthood, as never before. In an age of austerity, an elite class of corporate education reformers has found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children to families. Examining three New York City schools, Class War show how education has been transformed into a competitive “hunger games

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