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Introduction

  • Sheila Macrine
  • Peter McLaren
  • Dave Hill
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Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)

Abstract

This volume arrives at a precipitous moment in the history of modern capitalism. Capitalism meltdown (or, more specifically, the epic housing crisis and the financial collapse), coupled with the election of the first biracial U.S. president, leaves little doubt over who will set the agenda in the current battle over public education, health care, and the judiciary system. Henry and Susan Giroux (2008) remark:

Once upon a time a perceived bastion of liberal democracy, the social state is being recalled from exile, as the decades-long conservative campaign against the alleged abuses of “big government”—its euphemism for a form of governance that assumed a measure of responsibility for the education, health and general welfare of its citizens—has been widely discredited. Not only have the starving and drowning efforts of the Right been revealed in all their malicious cruelty, but government is about to have a Cinderella moment; it is about to become “cool,” as Prince Charming-elect Barack Obama famously put it.

Keywords

Participatory Action Research Capitalist Society Critical Pedagogy Rapid Intensification Elementary School Journal 
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  • Peter McLaren
  • Dave Hill

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