Seduction of Common Sense How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools

ISBN-10: 0807748684
ISBN-13: 9780807748688
Edition: 2008
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Description: Just in time for the 2008 elections, The Seduction of Common Sense offers a powerful examination of current education policy initiatives as framed by the rhetoric of the political Right and the political Left. Critical of both sides, Kumashiro first  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Just in time for the 2008 elections, The Seduction of Common Sense offers a powerful examination of current education policy initiatives as framed by the rhetoric of the political Right and the political Left. Critical of both sides, Kumashiro first provides a searching look at the Right and shows why it has succeeded so well in winning the debate about the purposes and possibilities of education. Here he brilliantly illuminates how the Right uses particular "frames"-appeals to conservative notions of the traditional family, free enterprise, goodness, and fear-to shape the public's common sense ideas about schooling and build support for its attacks on public education and social justice reforms.

Series Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
"Common Sense" and Schooling
"Right," "Left," and Public Education
Attack on Public Education
Organizational Landscape of the Right
Current Initiatives to Undermine Public Education
Contradictions and Strange Bedfellows
The Power of Frames
"Traditional Family" and Core Values
"Free Enterprise" and Common Sense
"Beacon of Goodness" and Distraction
"Be Very Afraid"
Appropriation of Frames About "Safety"
The Trouble with Safety
The Institutionalization of Bias
The Christian Right and Youth
Appropriations of Four Frames
Failure to Reframe the "Achievement Gap"
Gaps in Achievement
The Demand to Assimilate
Purposes Behind the "Model Minority"
Framing Away Our Collective Responsibilities
Frames for a Broader Left
The Right to Be Different
Oppression Hurts Everyone
Multiple Human Rights
References
Index
About the Author

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