Berlak, Harold, "From Local Control to Government and Corporate Takeover of School Curriculum: The NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND Act and the READING FIRST Program," pp. 267-285 in H. Svi Shapiro and David E. Purpel, eds., Critical Social Issues in American Education, 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.


Harold Berlak


Traces history of NCLB Act and the corporate interests that made its passage possible; points out the damage done to public education by this Act and urges changing these policies

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing


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