Wednesday, September 12, 2012
THE DISASTER CAPITALISM CURRICULUM: THE HIGH PRICE OF EDUCATION REFORM
THE DISASTER CAPITALISM CURRICULUM:
THE HIGH PRICE OF EDUCATION REFORM
BY ADAM BESSIE AND DAN ARCHER
“What do you do when you want to reach the public but you have no access to the mainstream media? Here’s what: Some very brilliant educators decided to try a novel way to explain the issues to the public. They used comic journalism, a simple, direct means of communicating complex ideas.”
Research Professor of Education at New York University
Best-selling author of Death and Life of the Great American School System
“Archer and Bessie’s graphic journalism challenges readers’ assumptions about public education and education reform by confronting the misleading narratives of corporate reformers and the mainstream media. The message and the medium bring context, evidence, and dynamic reality to the education reform debate while creating a new voice for educators and scholars dedicated to democracy and equity in society and public schools.”
P. L. Thomas,
Associate Professor of Education at Furman University
Author of Ignoring Poverty in the U.S. (Information Age Publishing, 2012)
Dan Archer and Adam Bessie’s graphic report confronts the popular, though misguided coverage of American public schools in twenty pages of detailed, full-color, first-hand reporting with teachers and education experts. Originally published in three, interactive episodes by independent news source Truthout, The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum received incredible critical and popular feedback, with tens of thousands of views, and thousands of shares in social media. Many people have written to us requesting hard copies for distribution and as teaching tools to raise awareness of this important issue.
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