Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hope and Possibilities by S. Macrine

By S. Macrine

This booklet brings jointly an important figures within the evolution of severe Pedagogy to supply entire analyses of matters with regards to the fight opposed to the forces of neoliberalism and the imperial-induced privatization, not only in schooling, yet in all of social lifestyles in the course of the radical democratizing forces of serious pedagogy.

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29. , 233. 30. Cornelius Castoriadis, “Democracy as Procedure and Democracy as Regime,” Constellations 4, 1 (1997): 10. 31. Jacques Derrida, “The Future of the Profession,” 253. 26 H e n r y A . G i r ou x 32. , 233. 33. Cited in Madeline Bunting, “Passion and Pessimism,” The Guardian, April 5, 2003. html. 34. Arundhati Roy, Power Politics (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2001), 6. 35. Edward Said, Humanism and Democratic Criticism, 143. 36. Cornel West, “Finding Hope in Dark Times,” Tikkun 19, 4 (2004): 18.

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When schools have not met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), they are subject to punitive action by the federal government, including the potential loss of formerly guaranteed federal funding and requirements for tutoring from a vast array of for-profit Special Educational Service providers. )12 Sending billions of dollars of support the way of the charter school movement, NCLB pushes schools that do not meet AYP to restructure in ways that encourage privatization, discourage unions, and avoid local regulations on crucial matters.

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