KENNETH J. SALTMAN IS THE AUTHOR AND EDITOR OF A NUMBER OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON EDUCATION THAT FOCUS ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF CULTURAL POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF SPORT. HE IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY IN CHICAGO.
Kenneth J. Saltman; The Right-Wing Attack on Critical and Public Education in the United States: From Neoliberalism to Neoconservativism. Cultural Politics 1 November 2006; 2 (3): 339–358. doi: https://doi.org/10.2752/174321906778531637
This article discusses how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies, policies, and political projects inform the changing nature of educational privatization efforts by the right wing. It contends that these projects, which are global in nature, threaten the development of forms of education conducive to the expansion of democratic social relations. The author argues that the struggle for critical public education could not be more necessary and worthwhile at the present moment.