PRESENTING SUPERB RESEARCH THAT ADVANCES THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance

A Primer for Concerned Educators

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March 2019
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March 2019
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In 1971, corporate lawyer and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote a detailed memo that galvanized a small group of conservative philanthropists to create an organizational structure and fifty-year plan to alter the political landscape of the United States. Funded with significant “dark money,” the fruits of their labor are evident today in the current political context and sharp cultural divisions in society. Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance examines the ideologies behind the philanthropic efforts in education from the 1970s until today. Authors examine specific strategies philanthropists have used to impact both educational policy and practice in the U.S. as well as the legal and policy context in which these initiatives have thrived. The book, aimed for a broad audience of educators, provides a depth of knowledge of philanthropic funding as well as specific strategies to incite collective resistance to the current context of hyperaccountability, privatization of schooling at all levels, and attempts to move the U.S. further away from a commitment to the collective good.

"Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance makes a timely and critical contribution to conversations surrounding the impact of philanthropy on US education. As such, this text will be of interest to a diverse set of disciplines including, but not limited to: education and the sub-fields sociology of education, history of education, philosophy of education, and higher education; political science and sociology. In addition to its use as a teaching tool within higher education classrooms, this text will be of equal interest to educational researchers, policy-makers, educational philanthropists, and practitioners."

Amy Stich, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Georgia

Kathleen deMarrais

Kathleen deMarrais is a professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. With a background in sociology and anthropology of education, she serves as a qualitative methodologist in UGA’s Qualitative Research Program. She has a long history of teaching qualitative research methods courses and mentoring doctoral students. Her research focuses on qualitative methodologies, critical qualitative research, qualitative pedagogy, and the teaching of qualitative research methodologies. A key research strand includes the history and funding of conservative philanthropists in the U.S. and their impact on educational policy and practice. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, her books include: Foundations for research: Methods of inquiry in education and the social sciences. (with S. Lapan), Inside Stories, Educating Young Adolescent Girls (with P. O’Reilly & B. Penn), The way schools work: A sociological analysis of schooling (with M. LeCompte), Life at the margins: Profiles of diverse adults (with J. Merrifield, D. Hemphill & B. Bingman), and Teach for America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (with T. J. Brewer).

T. Jameson Brewer

T. Jameson Brewer is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education in the Teacher Education Department at the University of North Georgia. His teaching experience spans from the middle school, high school, undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was named as the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Student. He completed a M.S. in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education of History with a minor in Anthropology from Valdosta State University where, in 2016, he was named as a Distinguished Alumni of the Dewar College of Education & Human Services. He is co-editor of the book Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (with K. deMarrais) which has received attention and acclaim from NPR’s Marketplace, NPR’s Code Switch, NPR Illinois, The Daily Beast, Jacobin, AlterNet, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Washington Post, NonProfit Quarterly, ReThinking Schools, The Brookings Institution, Teaching for Change, Atlanta Blackstar (Esther Cepeda’s nationally syndicated column) and was named as a Teaching for Change Favorite Book of 2015.

Brigette A. Herron

Brigette A. Herron is a Ph.D. student of Adult Education in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia. She is from Athens, Georgia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, a Master’s degree in International Policy, and graduate certificates in Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies, and Global Health from the University of Georgia. Her scholarly interests include global perspectives on justice-oriented feminist pedagogies in adult and higher education, examining the influence of philanthropy and dark money on curriculum and pedagogy in higher education, and teaching qualitative research methodology.

Jamie C. Atkinson

Jamie C. Atkinson is an Assistant Professor of Foundations in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching Program Coordinator in the Department of Reading, Foundations, and Technology at Missouri State University. His teaching experience spans middle and high schools, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Jamie’s primary research focuses on how politics and ideologies combine to drive state educational policymaking. In addition, he examines socio-political, historical, and philosophical foundations contributing to critical democratic understandings in teacher education. His most recent article has been published in the journal Democracy and Education.

Jamie B. Lewis

Jamie B. Lewis is an Associate Professor and Chair of Studies in Educational Foundations at Georgia Gwinnett College began her professional career as an attorney and practiced law in Knoxville, Tennessee. She earned her PhD in Social Foundations at the University of Georgia. Jamie’s scholarship focuses on the impact of power and privilege on educational practices and policies, as well as the examination of the socio-cultural contexts of education. Her dissertation was a legal history of segregated education in Kansas between 1888 and 1954, in which she was able to combine her interests in law, sociocultural contexts, history and the ways that power and privilege impact educational practices and policies. Her current research explores how political connections between philanthropists and federal and state governments inform educational policies and practices, such as the Charter School Movement, Trigger Laws, Every Student Succeeds Act, ALEC and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.