Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools


Education as Enforcement locates a rising culture of militarism found not only in US popular culture, civil society and foreign policy but also in educational policy and practices. Considering the rise of school security apparatus, accountability and standards movements, privatization and commercialization, this book is the first of its kind to highlight the intersections between militarization and corporatization. This volume brings together noted scholars in education to explore and challenge the ways that the imperatives of corporate globalization are educating citizens through curriculum, policy and popular culture in the virtues of authoritarianism while turning some schools into boardrooms and others into barracks and prisons. With the shadow of the No Child Left Behind Act descending over us, Education as Enforcement points to the need for citizens to become more actively involved in leading schools, teachers and children out of this educational Dark Age.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kenneth J. Saltman
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Robin Truth Goodman
  • David A. Gabbard
  • Pauline Lipman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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