chapter  3
Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: Schools, Managerialism, and Altering Ideologies
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In US schools there has been an increasing trend to both assimilate management models and practices of, and recruit educational leaders (principals and, more particularly, superintendents) from corporations and the military. This looking to and adulation of the private and military sectors is the foundation of the greatest archetypal shift in US education since the reform movements of the early twentieth century. This shift can be traced to four intersecting discourses: privatizing leadership, privatization of teacher preparation, privatization of educational purpose, and privatization of standards and accountability.