Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

America's Race to the Top, Our Fall from Grace

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

educational evaluation, school systems, global economy, competitive advantage, workforce, education policy

Publication Title

Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

ISSN

1538-750X

Volume

13

Issue/No.

1/2

Abstract

This chapter examines the competing goals of education and the current emphasis on global competitiveness. It addresses both the nature of education and how American society defines educated citizens in the twenty-first century. It also examines current federal policy and rhetoric that narrows the purposes of education to generating a globally competitive workforce. This approach promotes America's dominance in the global economy while maintaining the status quo of hegemonic positions of authority.

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