Schooling in capitalist America: educational reform and the contradictions of economic life

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Basic Books, Apr 25, 1977 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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Noted radical economists point out that lack of equal opportunity in American education is a reflection of the weaknesses of capitalism and offer guidelines for the implementation of a more democratic, egalitarian system. Bibliogs

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This book is a Marxist critique of the American education system, published in 1976 by two Harvard-educated economists. One key observation is that an education system cannot by itself rectify a ... Read full review

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Read in graduate school...one of my first real experiences with fierce attacks of capitalism. Read full review

Contents

Part
3
School Reform in Retrospect
18
Part II
34
Copyright

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Samuel Bowles is Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He is coauthor of "Notes and Problems in Microeconomic Theory" (North Holland Texts in Mathematical Economics) and "Schooling in Capitalist America" (Basic Books), and has published articles, most recently, in the "American Economic Review, Nature," the "Quarterly Journal of Economics," the "Economic Journal," and the "Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, and University of Siena. He is the author of "Game Theory Evolving" (Princeton) and the coeditor of numerous books, including "Moral Sentiments and Material Interests, Unequal Chances" (Princeton), and "Foundations of Human Sociality.

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