This post reviews Terry M. Moe and John E Chubb, Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education(San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2009).
Moe and Chubb are legendary in the world of Educational Policy. Their 1990 book Politics, Markets and America’s Schools is perhaps the most influential book ever written on the issue of privatization of public education. In this new book the two scholar-activists reunite to make the case again for radical transformation of public education with private enterprise leading the way. In this review I will only very briefly summarize their main argument. My chief interest is in the portions of their book that deal directly with virtual public education, because it happens for the most part at home. (more…)