Neoliberal Citizenship and Federal Education Policy: A Critical Analysis of  the No Child Left Behind Act

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Neoliberal Citizenship and Federal Education Policy: A Critical Analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act

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This article is a discussion of U.S. neoliberal ideology of imperialism in light of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), a major political initiative that has been extolled by the Bush administration as the most significant educational reform package in the history of the nation.The authors argue that NCLB is implicated in the historically extant categories and practices of neo-liberalism and the globalization of capital. Through a historical materialist analysis, this article will explore the tensions and contradictions between official U.S. transcript of educational policy--to expand opportunity--and the U.S. drive for global economic hegemony. While the authors claim that NCLB is an historical apparatus that serves to exert control over the largest segments of the population to serve the needs of capitalist consumption and the reproduction of the law of value, there is also an important counterpoint to this imperial momentum rooted in grassroots education."

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1-59311-219-X

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2005

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Information Age Publishing

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Greenwich, CT

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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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In James O'Donnell, Marc Pruyn, and Rudolfo Chávez Chávez (Eds.), Social Justice in These Times. Dr. McLaren's chapter begins on page 265.

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Neoliberal Citizenship and Federal Education Policy: A Critical Analysis of  the No Child Left Behind Act

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