How education researchers have colluded in the rise of neoliberalism: what should the role of academics be in these Trumpian times?

Gary Anderson

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The Trump administration represents less a break from the Bush and Obama administration education reforms than an expansion of those reforms. I argue that academics have been complicit in these reforms through the depolitization and privatization of their scholarship and their adherence to a technological framework of knowledge production, dissemination, and utilization. I call for education professionals in universities and schools to build alliances to co-generate knowledge, find ways to place it at the service of the common good and advocate for more equitable public schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1012
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017



  • Privatization
  • advocacy
  • depolitization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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