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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Education

School Funding References

Australian Senate, 1997, ‘Not a Level Playing Field: Private and Commercial Funding in Government Schools’, Canberra, Senate Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Committee, June.

Berliner, David C. and Bruce J. Biddle, 1995, The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools, Cambridge, Mass., Perseus Books, 1995.

Blackmore, Jill, 1999, ‘'Privatising the Public': The Shifts in  Priorities of Self-Managing Schools Away from Public Education and Social Justice’, Curriculum Perspectives, vol 19, no 1, pp. 68-75.

Emery, Kath and Susan Ohanian, 2004, Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann.

Goodman, David, 2004, ‘Class Dismissed’, Mother Jones, May/June, pp. 41-7.

Karp, Stan, 2003, ‘Money, Schools and Justice’, Rethinking Schools Online, vol 18, no 1.

Kozol, Jonathan, 2005, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, New York, Crown Publishers.

Kuehn, Larry, 2006, ‘The New Right Agenda and Teacher Resistance in Canadian Education’, Our Schools, Our Selves, vol 15, no 3, pp. 127-41.

Marginson, Simon, 1997, Markets in Education, Sydney, Allen & Unwin.

Reid, Alan, (ed), 1998, Going Public: Education Policy and Public Education in Australia, Canberra, Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA).

Saltman, Kenneth, 2000, Collateral Damage: Corporatsing Public Schools – a Threat to Democracy, Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield.

Shor, Ira, 1986, Culture Wars: School and Society in the Conservative Restoration 1969-1984, Boston, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Smith, S., Myers, J. L. and Underwood, J., 2003, ‘Blowing in the Wind’, American School Board Journal, vol 190, no 5.

Smith, Steve, and Josiah Pettersen, 2003, ‘Putting the Financial Squeeze on Schools’, State Legislatures, vol 29, no 8.

Spicer, Barry et al., 1996, Transforming Government Enterprises: Managing Radical Organisational Change in Deregulated Environments, St Leonards, NSW, Centre for Independent Studies.

Sternberg, Ruth E. 2004,‘Can You Save My Job?American School Board Journal, vol 191, no 6.

Welch, Anthony, 1997, Class, Culture and the State in Australian Education: Reform or Crisis?, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang.

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