Jun 18, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog
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FAIR 471 - Neoliberalism & the Public School


Neoliberalism is an economic and social model of governance rooted in the idea that society is best organized under the rule of radical free markets. This course examines and charts the rise of neoliberal driven school reform in the U.S. Special focus will be given to how free market school reform models treat ongoing racial and economic injustice in the U.S. Case study examples of New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington DC will be used to analyze the results of corporate education governance. Both a theoretical and historical approach will be taken to evaluate the claims made by neoliberal education reform proponents for achieving racial and economic equity through privatizing public education. Students will also be asked to analyze and present reflection projects on the recent Washington State Charter School Initiative (Proposition 1240) as well as community responses such as the “opt out” movement.

Prerequisites & Notes: FAIR 203A and FAIR 314E; or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: S/U



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