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Across the U.S., test publishers, software companies, and research firms are swarming to take advantage of the revenues made available by the No Child Left Behind Act. In effect, the education industry has assumed a central place in the day-to-day governance and administration of public schools-a trend that has gone largely unnoticed by policymakers or the press until now. Drawing on analytic tools, Hidden Markets examines specific domains that the education industry has had particular influence on-home schooling, remedial instruction, management consulting, test development, data management, and staff development. Burch's analysis demonstrates that only when we subject the education industry to systematic and in-depth critical analysis can we begin to demand more corporate accountability and organize to halt the slide of education funds into the market.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415955669
ISBN-10: 0415955661
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patricia Burch

Patricia Burch is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Books By Author Patricia Burch

Hidden Markets by Patricia Burch

Hidden Markets

Paperback, November 2008
$62.09