America's Race to the Top, Our Fall from Grace
educational evaluation, school systems, global economy, competitive advantage, workforce, education policy
Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue
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.
Tenam-Zemach, Michelle and Flynn, Joseph, "America's Race to the Top, Our Fall from Grace" (2011). Faculty Articles. 321.