Schniedewind, Nancy,"A Short History of the Ambush of Public Education," pp. 4-22 in Nancy Schniedewind and Mars Shevin, eds., Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.


Summarizes the takeover of public education in the United States by business and technical interests.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Hidden Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Values in the Classroom, Teacher Planning


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