Marketing Fear in America's Public Schools: The Real War on Literacy


Explores the political pressures and influences on teachers today, in particular, how the political actions of the conservative right disempower and control teachers, school districts, parents, and children through an atmosphere of fear used as a strategy to ensure that its political agenda (including increased accountability, high-stakes testing, direct intense direct instruction phonics programs) is followed in schools. The book offers a unique look at not only what the conservative factions are doing buy also why.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Paula Wolfe
  • Leslie Poynor
  • Carole Edelsky
  • Bess Altwerger
  • Sharon Matthews
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2004


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