Paul Thomas is associate professor of education at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Paul publishes frequently on education, focusing on the politics of education and the role of poverty in schools. His most recent books include Parental Choice (2010) and Challenging Genres: Comics and Graphic Novels (2010). Paul blogs here about his scholarly and commentary work
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Corporate Takeover of American Schools
The top positions in state education across the US – for example, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, recent chancellors Joel Klein (New York) and Michelle Rhee (Washington, DC), and incoming Chancellor Cathleen P Black (New York) – reflect a trust in CEO-style leadership for education management and reform. Along with these new leaders in education, billionaire entrepreneurs have also assumed roles as education saviours: Bill and Melinda Gates, and Geoffrey Canada.