Dr. Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University in Chicago. His work in educational policy and politics and the sociology of education focuses on the possibilities for public schools to be sites of democratic renewal and just social transformation. He is an outspoken critic of public school privatization and corporatization. His recent books include Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools, The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education, and The Gift of Education: Pubilc Education and Venture Philanthropy.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
More Failed Corporate School Reform for Chicago: Rahm Emanuel’s Selection of Jean-Claude Brizard
The day after election day in Chicago the Chicago Sun-Times suggested that with the problems facing mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel he may end up a one term mayor. In Emanuel’s first major act as he enters the job an unexpected uproar has ensued over his pick for the leader of the nation’s third largest school district.