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Capitalism’s Educational Catastrophe

And the Advancing Endgame Revolt!


Ricardo D. Rosa and Joao J. Rosa

Neoliberal capitalism has paved the way to educational catastrophe. It has also opened paths for politically productive and transformative forms of localized resistance(s). This book examines the perilous catastrophe before us, and the possibility that we can reclaim our rights as citizens and redefine democracy as a process for global good rather than a euphemism for our collective enslavement to global markets, which annihilate our souls. The authors analyze the «crisis» in U.S. urban education through visceral narratives of social control while resisting the tendency to make the United States the epicenter of educational «reform» analysis. They explore neoliberal capitalism and processes of racialization as interdependent. The neoliberalization of education is having disproportionate negative implications for communities of color. More profoundly, neoliberal ideology is reworking processes of racialization and the way race is inscribed in discourse and bodies. The book is optimistic in sharing what might be done to inspire the mass withdrawal of consent not only to regressive regimes of high-stakes standardized testing, but to the entire edifice of neoliberal imperialism.
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6. The Advancing Endgame Revolt! Dialogues with Activists and Community Organizers in the Trenches



The Advancing Endgame Revolt! Dialogues with Activists and Community Organizers in the Trenches


Ricardo Rosa is a co-author of this volume.

Becky L. Noël Smith is a teacher-turned-mother who spends her free time advocating for democratic policies and practices in public schools. She is a board member and national secretary of Save Our Schools, and she co-founded Opt Out Orlando, a Florida-based group dedicated to educational activism. Becky is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama, where she studies philosophy of education, history of American education, and social theory.

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