Capitalizing on Disaster

Breaking new ground in studies of business involvement in schooling, Capitalizing on Disaster dissects the most powerful educational reforms and highlights their relationship to the rise of powerful think tanks and business groups.

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317262763

Category: Social Science

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Breaking new ground in studies of business involvement in schooling, Capitalizing on Disaster dissects the most powerful educational reforms and highlights their relationship to the rise of powerful think tanks and business groups. Over the past several decades, there has been a strong movement to privatize public schooling through business ventures. At the beginning of the millennium, this privatization project looked moribund as both the Edison Schools and Knowledge Universe foundered. Nonetheless, privatization is back. The new face of educational privatization replaces public schooling with EMOs, vouchers, and charter schools at an alarming rate. In both disaster and nondisaster areas, officials designate schools as failed in order to justify replacement with new, unproven models. Saltman examines how privatization policies such as No Child Left Behind are designed to deregulate schools, favoring business while undermining public oversight. Examining current policies in New Orleans, Chicago, and Iraq, Capitalizing on Disaster shows how the struggle for public schooling is essential to the struggle for a truly democratic society.
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Capitalizing on Catastrophe

Capitalizing on Catastrophe critically explores the phenomenon of "disaster capitalism," in which relief efforts for natural disasters and other large-scale disruptions are contracted out to private companies.

Author: Nandini Gunewardena

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759111030

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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Capitalizing on Catastrophe critically explores the phenomenon of "disaster capitalism," in which relief efforts for natural disasters and other large-scale disruptions are contracted out to private companies.
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Schooling and the Politics of Disaster

In education, thepoliticalrightis capitalizing on disaster from Chicago's Renaissance 2010 to the federal No ChildLeft Behind Act,from education rebuilding intheGulf Coastof the UnitedStates to education profiteering in Iraq.

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135910716

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Schooling and the Politics of Disaster is the first volume to address how disaster is being used for a radical social and economic reengineering of education. From the natural disasters of the Asian tsunami and the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, to the human-made disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Sudan, Indonesia, the United States and around the globe, disaster is increasingly shaping policy and politics. This groundbreaking collection explores how education policy is being reshaped by disaster politics. Noted scholars in education and sociology tackle issues as far-ranging as No Child Left Behind, the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the making of educational funding crises in the US, and the Iraq War to bring to light a disturbing new phenonmemon in educational policy.
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Failure of Corporate School Reform

In my 2007 book Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools, I showed how natural and human-made disasters are being used to implement school privatization policies that could not be put in place through standard ...

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317259749

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Corporate school reforms, especially privatization, union busting, and high-stakes testing have been hailed as the last best hope for public education. Yet, as Kenneth Saltman powerfully argues in this new book, corporate school reforms have decisively failed to deliver on what their proponents have promised for two decades: higher test scores and lower costs. As Saltman illustrates, the failures of corporate school reform are far greater and more destructive than they seem. Left unchecked, corporate school reform fails to challenge and in fact worsens the most pressing problems facing public schooling, including radical funding inequalities, racial segregation, and anti-intellectualism. But it is not too late for change. Against both corporate school reformers and its liberal critics, this book argues for the expansion of democratic pedagogies and a new common school movement that will lead to broader social renewal.
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A New Zeitgeist

This book reveals what many will find to be new information that understood, embraced, and capitalized upon, can create a positive mindset and a spirit of determination that inevitably will lead to success for individuals as well as the ...

Author: Stephen Hawley Martin

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ISBN: 9798639075933

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Albert Einstein said, "In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity," and he was right. So do not let the economic crisis our country is now facing go to waste. This book explains how you can start today to create a wonderful life for yourself when things begin to return to normal-even if you have been laid off and are currently dealing with your state governor's orders to remain at home except for trips to the grocery store. It also tells how-if we work to spread the message of this book to everyone-our nation will not only return to normal quickly, dynamic growth can be achieved that will generate jobs and open up opportunities for virtually everyone.The author of this book has two goals:1) To impart information you can use to pursue the work you were born to do, and thereby to create the best life possible for yourself and your family; and 2) To impart knowledge to everyone willing to listen that will create a zeitgeist that will lead to a high level of prosperity in which everyone can and will flourish. What is a zeitgeist? It is the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history that stems from the dominant ideas and beliefs of the time. This book seeks to recreate one that existed in the past and was based on a belief that has gone out of fashion, but which facts and research findings suggest can be revived.Social distancing instituted by state governments to slow the spread of the Wuhan Virus has resulted in the closure of many businesses and the loss of jobs by millions of people. Many fear the economy may remain in a deep slump for years. This book reveals what many will find to be new information that understood, embraced, and capitalized upon, can create a positive mindset and a spirit of determination that inevitably will lead to success for individuals as well as the entire nation as a whole.
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Foucault and Education

Class inequality, liberal bad faith, and neoliberalism: The true disaster of Katrina. In Capitalizing on catastrophe: Neoliberal strategies in disaster reconstruction, ed. N. Gunewardena and M. Schuller, 147–56. Plymouth: AltaMira.

Author: Stephen J. Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351705288

Category: Education

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Specially selected by Stephen Ball, this is a collection of the best and most interesting recently published papers that ‘use’ Foucault to analyse, destablise and re-claim educational ‘problems’. Arguably the best known social theorist in the western world, Foucault’s work is now widely used by researchers and writers in many fields of social science. These papers not only demonstrate the practical applicability of Foucault to things ‘cracked’ and things ‘intolerable’ in making them ‘not as necessary as all that’; they are also transposable, in that they offer forms and methods of analysis which can be taken up and applied and used in other settings, sectors, and policy fields.
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Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication

The culture of calamity: Disaster and the making of modern America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Saltman, K. (2007). Capitalizing on disaster: Breaking and taking public schools. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Author: Lilie Chouliaraki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315363486

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

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The Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to research in the academic sub-field of humanitarian communication. It is broadly focused on communication that presents human vulnerability as a cause for public concern and encompasses communication with respect to humanitarian aid and development as well as human rights and "humanitarian" wars. Recent years have seen the expansion of critical scholarship on humanitarian communication across a range of academic fields, sharing recognition of the centrality of media and communications to our understanding of humanitarianism as an agent of transnational power, global governance and cosmopolitan solidarity. The Handbook brings into dialogue these diverse fields, their theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches as well as the public debates that lie at the heart of the contemporary politics of humanitarianism. It consolidates existing knowledge and maps out this emerging field as an important site of interdisciplinary knowledge production on media, communication and humanitarianism. As such, the Handbook is not simply a collection of texts sharing a similar theme. It is a coherent intellectual contribution which systematizes current critical scholarship in terms of Domains, Methods and Issues and sets an agenda of emerging and evolving research priorities in the field. Consisting of 26 chapters written by international scholars, who have contributed to laying the foundation of the field, this volume provides an essential guide to the key ideas, issues, concepts and debates of humanitarian communication.
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Neoliberalism Education and Terrorism

This post-Katrina history is critically detailed in chapter 1 of Kenneth J. Saltman«s Capitalizing on Disaster. It is also taken up by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine. 18. For details of Hill«s and the CRPE«s spearheading ...

Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317255598

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues is a collaborative effort among four established public intellectuals who deeply care about the future of education in America and who are concerned about the dangerous effects of neoliberalism on American society and culture. It aims to provide a clear, concise, and thought-provoking account of the problems facing education in America under the dual shadows of neoliberalism and terrorism. Through collaborative and individual essays, the authors provide a provocative account that will be of interest to anyone who concerning with the opportunities and dangers facing the future of education at this critical moment in history.
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Energy Islands

Castro-Sitiriche, Marcel J. Household Emergency Preparedness: Decentralized Community Power for Puerto Rico. Native Power Research Group. ... “How a Polluter Is Capitalizing on Disaster in Puerto Rico.” Earthjustice, December 15, 2017.

Author: Catalina M de Onís

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520380622

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Energy Islands provides an urgent and nuanced portrait of collective action that resists racial capitalism, colonialism, and climate disruption. Weaving together historical and ethnographic research, this story challenges the master narratives of Puerto Rico as a tourist destination and site of "natural" disasters to demonstrate how fossil fuel economies are inextricably entwined with colonial practices and how local community groups in Puerto Rico have struggled against energy coloniality to mobilize and transform power from the ground up. Catalina M. de Onís documents how these groups work to decenter continental contexts and deconstruct damaging hierarchies that devalue and exploit rural coastal communities. She highlights and collaborates with individuals who refuse the cruel logics of empire by imagining and implementing energy justice and other interconnected radical power transformations. Diving deeply into energy, islands, and power, this book engages various metaphors for alternative world-making.
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Doing Theology in the Age of Trump

And to accelerate the return to business as usual after disaster, environmental regulators in Florida scrapped environmental protections. ... Nevertheless, capitalizing on disaster—indeed, we could say on the Disaster T I S A.

Author: Jeffrey W. Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532608865

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This book is a work of theological resistance. It is not so much about the presidency of Donald Trump as it is about what his popularity and rise to power reveal about the state of Christianity and the moral character of the evangelical Right in the United States today. More specifically, it is about the threat of white Christian nationalism, which is the particular form that the nationalist populist movement of Trumpism has adopted for itself. The contributors are all fellows from the Westar Institute’s academic seminar on God and the Human Future, and include many of the leading figures in theology and Continental philosophy of religion. This volume provides a form of theopolitical resistance based on intersectionality. The authors recognize how the various forms of oppression interrelate to contribute to a vast, dynamic, and seeming impenetrable network of systemic injustice and marginalization. These essays demonstrate that politics need not be played as a zero-sum game with a winner-take-all mentality, and that a critical theology is as urgently needed and as relevant now as ever.
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Politics of Education

The book offers both undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy and class, cultural politics, race, ...

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317253952

Category: Education

Page: 243

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'The Politics of Education' provides an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of recent educational reform debates. The book offers both undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy and class, cultural politics, race, gender, globalisation, neoliberalism, and biopolitics. Discussions work through contemporary reform debates that include some of the most widely discussed reform topics such as school privatisation, standardised testing, common core curriculum, discipline, and technology. The book covers contemporary educational debates and seriously considers views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, emphasising schooling for broader social equality and justice.
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Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

Disaster studies: An analysis of the social historical factors affecting the development of research in the area. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 5(1), 285–310. Saltman, K. J. (2007). Capitalizing on disaster: ...

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315421513

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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In increasing numbers, qualitative researchers are leaving their ivory tower perches and entering the fray, focusing their research and actions on the promotion of social justice. In this tightly edited volume of original articles stemming from the 2008 International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, leading figures in qualitative research demonstrate the potential for the research tradition to make contributions to the betterment of humankind.
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Education as Enforcement

... secular curriculum that did not require non-Muslims to partake in religious instruction” (Kenneth J. Saltman, Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools (Boulder, Colo. and London: Paradigm Publishers, 2007), 107).

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136911330

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The first volume to focus on the intersections of militarization, corporations, and education, Education as Enforcement exposed the many ways schooling has become the means through which the expansion of global corporate power are enforced. Since publication of the first edition, these trends have increased to disturbing levels as a result of the extensive militarization of civil society, the implosion of the neoconservative movement, and the financial meltdown that radically called into question the basic assumptions undergirding neoliberal ideology. An understanding of the enforcement of these corporate economic imperatives remains imperative to a critical discussion of related militarized trends in schools, whether through accountability and standards, school security, or other discipline based reforms. Education as Enforcement elaborates upon the central arguments of the first edition and updates readers on how recent events have reinforced their continued original relevance. In addition to substantive updates to several original chapters, this second edition includes a new foreword by Henry Giroux, a new introduction, and four new chapters that reveal the most contemporary expressions of the militarization and corporatization of education. New topics covered in this collection include zero-tolerance, foreign and second language instruction in the post-9/11 context, the rise of single-sex classrooms, and the intersection of the militarization and corporatization of schools under the Obama administration.
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Toward a New Common School Movement

Toward a New Common School Movement is a bold and urgent call to action.The authors argue that corporate school reform in the United States represents a failed project subverted by profiteering, corruption, and educational inequalities ...

Author: Noah De Lissovoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317250289

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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Toward a New Common School Movement is a bold and urgent call to action.The authors argue that corporate school reform in the United States represents a failed project subverted by profiteering, corruption, and educational inequalities.Toward a New Common School Movement suggests that educational privatization and austerity are not simply bad policies but represent a broader redistribution of control over social life-that is, the enclosure of the global commons. This condition requires far more than a liberal defense of public schooling. It requires recovering elements of the radical progressive educational tradition while generating a new language of the common suitable to the unique challenges of the global era. Toward a New Common School Movement traces the history of struggles over public schooling in the United States and provides a set of ethical principles for enacting the commons in educational policy, finance, labor, curriculum, and pedagogy. Ultimately, it argues for global educational struggles in common for a just and sustainable future beyond the crises of neoliberalism and predatory capitalism.
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Understanding Educational Leadership

Following business in the neoliberal era, radical market-based reformers have sought to capitalize on disaster, both natural and human-made disasters, to implement privatization schemes that could not be put into place through normal ...

Author: Steven J. Courtney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350081833

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Understanding Educational Leadership guides you through critical perspectives and approaches across the world, taking in the global north and south, and explores the ways in which educational leadership is currently understood, theorised, researched, modelled and practised. The book also covers contemporary issues including gender, sexual identity and race, as well as topics such as governance, performativity and corporatisation. It brings together evidence and ideas that illuminate the power structures and relations in educational leaders, leading and leadership and helps you to consider the impact on policy and practice, and to think about changes needed to mitigate the issues identified. The book showcases a wide range of theorists, including Bourdieu, Foucault and Fraser. Its impressive scope includes analyses of collectivist, neoliberal and historical influences on educational leadership. It explores forensically leadership styles, with an explicit focus on distributed, instructional, democratic, autocratic, laissez-faire and organisational forms. Carefully curated by the editors, the world-leading contributors draw on their wealth of knowledge about research and practice to provide you with an overview of educational leadership today, looking at global research, evidence, arguments and conceptualisations. Each chapter is written in an engaging and inspiring way, following a consistent approach to help you to develop your understanding in each of the areas covered. Full pedagogical features throughout include chapter summaries, key questions, case studies, questions for readers and further reading suggestions with questions on key texts. A companion website provides links to open-access outputs, research-project outcomes, and networking seminars, conferences with links to local, national and global events and connections.
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Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education

Capitalizing on disaster: Taking and breaking public schools. Herndon: Paradigm Publishers. Saltman, K. J. (2007b). Schooling in disaster capitalism: How the political right is using disaster to privatize public schooling.

Author: Thomas Koinzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658171049

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Marketization and privatization in compulsory education have spread around the globe. School choice is seen by many to be the panacea to develop the quality of schools and improve school systems worldwide. Additionally in many countries several types of private schools expand and change the school landscapes. The articles of the anthology analyse and discuss these changes in several countries and ask to what extent and in which ways school choice and the growth of private school play a role for education policies and education systems. Which political and civil society actors are active in formulating and promoting school choice and private schooling? And to what extent does the expansion of private schools and school choice address questions of educational inequality and social segregation.
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Youth in a Suspect Society

See, especially, Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Toronto: Alfred Knopf Canada, 2007). See also Kenneth J. Saltman, Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools (Boulder: Paradigm, ...

Author: H. Giroux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230100565

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Through the lens of education, this book attempts to situate young people within a number of theoretical and political considerations that offer up a new 'analytic of youth', one that posits not only the emergence of a new way to talk about youth but also a new language for understanding the politics that increasing frame their lives.
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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution.

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429919487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.
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Research on Schools Neighborhoods and Communities

Royster, D. (2003). Race and the invisible hand: How white networks exclude black men from blue-collarjobs. Berkeley: University of California Press. Saltman, K. J. (2007). Capitalizing on disaster: Taking and breaking public schools.

Author: William F. Tate, IV

Publisher: American Educational Research Association

ISBN: 9781442204690

Category: Education

Page: 564

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This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives provide the strengths and problems in our communities. Research in this presidential volume provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments to inform understandings of civic problems and possible solutions.
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