Anderson, Gary L., and Liliana Nontoro Donchik, "The Privatization of Education and Policy-making: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): New Political and Discourse Strategies of Education Governance," Educational Policy, 30(March, 2016), 322-364.


Traces the purposes, objectives, alliances, ideologies, and political strategies of ALEC; analyzes model legislative bills promoted by ALEC and discusses the strategies used by ALEC; shows how the public policy process has been privatized by actions of ALEC: suggests implications for policy-making and research in education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

SIngle Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Discourse Analysis, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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