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Institutes, Foundations, and Think Tanks: Conservative Influences on U.S. Public Schools
Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications
  • Deron R. Boyles, Georgia State University
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Article
Publication Date
5-1-2005
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Abstract
While a complete analysis of the effects of conservative think tanks is beyond the scope of this article, we include the above passage as evidence of what, on a broad scale, the “idea brokers” have been working towards. While education is only one area where neoconservative think tanks seek to influence public policy, it has become the issue for many neoconservatives. In this article, we focus on four think tanks—The Manhattan Institute, The American Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation, and The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation—and what they are doing to reshape public schools in ways more suitable to neoconservative and corporate ends. Our goal is to problematize and critique the assertions of these think tanks, with the hope of generating a counter-narrative to their bold and influential proclamations.
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Published in Public Resistance, vol. 1 no. 1 (2005), pp. 1-18.
Citation Information
Deron R. Boyles. "Institutes, Foundations, and Think Tanks: Conservative Influences on U.S. Public Schools" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deron_boyles/9/