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Charter Schools In Perspective - About This Project
"Charter Schools In Perspective is an effort to enlighten and improve the conversation about charter schools in the United States. The Charter Schools In Perspective series provides an analysis of current research; suggests important questions for policymakers and journalists to ask; and offers discussion material to inform voters and help communities hold civil, productive dialogue on education issues. Charter Schools In Perspective is a joint project of the Spencer Foundation and Public Agenda, both nonpartisan organizations."
education  privatization  public-education  charter 
december 2016 by tsuomela
The Entrepreneurial State (USA) | MARIANA MAZZUCATO
"The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths is stirring up much-needed debate worldwide about the role of the state in fostering long-run, innovation led economic growth. A new US edition was published by Public Affairs in 2015, with revisions that include a new introduction in which Professor Mazzucato argues that American politicians need to think big, and have the courage to develop a more confident story about the state's role in the economy, in the run up to the 2016 Presidential elections. You can read the new introduction here. Her book comprehensively debunks the myth of a lumbering, bureaucratic state versus a dynamic, innovative private sector. In a series of case studies—including IT, biotech and nanotech—Professor Mazzucato shows that the opposite is true: the private sector only finds the courage to invest after an entrepreneurial state has made the high-risk investments. In an intensely researched chapter, she reveals that every technology that makes the iPhone so ‘smart’ was government funded: the Internet, GPS, its touch-screen display and the voice-activated Siri. And in another chapter she argues that the green revolution is today is missing the kind of patient public sector financing, and de-financialized private sector, that got the IT revolution off the ground. "
book  economics  innovation  private  privatization  government  research  r&d 
september 2016 by tsuomela
We are launching a new journal, R e c l a m a t i o n s, to address the need for critical reflection and debate on the new political front forming to fight the privatization of public education.
education  economics  capitalism  academic  academia  journal  progressive  neoliberalism  university  budget  privatization 
january 2010 by tsuomela

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