Given that I share, mostly, Eugene Matusov’s passionate concerns, picking on his vocabulary might appear pedantic. However, the issues involved in labeling political movements and, even more, political practices, can be fundamental and address the very grounds on which social analysis must stand. Briefly, I am concerned with the label neo-liberal, particularly when it is used as an epithet and blinds us to actual processes. I end with some, perhaps optimistic, remarks about the rise of educational activities that are not already marked for measurement on any pass/fail scale.
Response to Article
Eugene Matusov, Imagining No Child Left Behind Freed from Neoliberal Hijackers
Imagining How to Break the Co-optation of a Consensus. A Response to “Imagining No Child Left Behind Freed from Neoliberal Hijackers”.
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 8.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol19/iss2/8