Mapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these relationships and describe their effects both in the U.S. and abroad. Through a series of case studies, each chapter reveals how powerful actors, from billionaire philanthropists to multinational education corporations, leverage their resources to implement free market mechanisms within public education.

By comprehensively connecting the dots of neoliberal education reforms, the authors reveal not only the details of the reforms themselves, but the relationships that enable actors to amass troubling degrees of political power through network governance. A critical analysis of the actors and interests behind education policies, Mapping Corporate Education Reform uncovers the frequently obscured operations of educational governance and offers key insights into education reform at the present moment.

chapter 1|22 pages


Neoliberalism, Social Networks, and the New Governance of Education

chapter 3|22 pages

Network Restructuring Of Global Edu-Business

The Case of Pearson's Efficacy Framework

chapter 4|21 pages

Mapping The Education Entrepreneurial Network

Teach For America, Charter School Reform, and Corporate Sponsorship 1

chapter 5|20 pages

International Access Project

A Network Analysis of an Emerging International Curriculum Program in China

chapter 6|20 pages

Mapping Neoliberal Reform in Chile

Following the Development and Legitimation of the Chilean System of School Quality Measurement (SIMCE)

chapter 7|21 pages

Mapping the Discourse of Neoliberal Education Reform

Space, Power, and Access in Chicago's Renaissance 2010 Debate

chapter 8|18 pages

Other People's Policy

Wealthy Elites and Charter School Reform in Washington State 1

chapter 9|25 pages

Gangsta Raps, Power Gaps, and Network Maps

How the Charter School Market Came to New Orleans