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The Swindle of Innovative Educational Finance

2018
Author:

Kenneth J. Saltman

The Swindle of Innovative Educational Finance

How “innovative” finance schemes skim public wealth while hijacking public governance

Charter school expansion. Vouchers. Scholarship tax credit programs. The Swindle of Innovative Educational Finance offers a new social theory to explain why these and other privatization policies and programs win support despite being unsupported by empirical evidence.

Charter school expansion. Vouchers. Scholarship tax credit programs. The Swindle of Innovative Educational Finance offers a new social theory to explain why these and other privatization policies and programs win support despite being unsupported by empirical evidence. Kenneth J. Saltman details how, under the guise of innovation, cost savings, and corporate social responsibility, new and massive neoliberal educational privatization schemes have been widely adopted in the United States. From a trillion-dollar charter school bubble to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to celebrities branding private schools, Saltman ultimately connects such schemes to the country’s current crisis of truth and offers advice for resistance.

The Swindle of Innovative Educational Finance

Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His books include Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education and The Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction.

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