I am indebted to Christopher Lubienski for taking time to review my book, The Origins of the Common Core: How the Free Market Became Public Education Policy. I consider his scholarship to be a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the quest to reclaim the democratic institution of public education in the U.S. His book The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools (co-authored with Sarah Theule Lubienski) provides much needed insight into the failure of market-based education reform efforts. Dr. Lubienski is a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois.
I felt very honored to read Dr. Lubienski’s review of my book on the Palgrave Macmillian website:
“This timely book goes beyond the tired debates about the Common Core State Standards and asks instead: How did we get here, with self-appointed “reformers” casting public schools as the enemy, and unproven market models for education as the answer? This comprehensively documented treatment of that question proves that Deborah Duncan Owens is a voice to be reckoned with in education policy debates.” – Christopher Lubienski, Professor of Education Policy, University of Illinois, USA; Sir Walter Murdoch Visiting Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Australia; and author of The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools (2014)
Again, thank you, Dr. Lubienski!