Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 18 · Friday · 7pm
Author Presentation 
and book signing
Kenneth Saltman discusses his book

The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy 

Ken Saltman's The Gift of Education is the first book to dissect how the new "venture philanthropy" is contributing to both the privatization and transformation of public schooling on the model of corporateculture – from charter schools to the remaki ng of teacher education,  to making students into consumers and knowledge into commodities.

Dr. Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University. An outspoken critic of public school privatization and corporatization, Saltman's other writings include Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools, which received American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics Choice Award for 2008, and 9/14/10 article on Truthout, "Value-Added" Assessment: Tool for Improvement or Educational "Nuclear Option"?

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