Current Reading

This blog is primarily for me to blog my responses to books that I'm reading. Sometimes I blog about other stuff too, though.

I'm currently reading The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Polish philosopher Ryszard Legutko.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Next book: Policy Patrons

The next book will be Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence by Megan Tompkins-Stange, an assistant professor of public policy at U. Michigan.  It's a short book (grrr...) but it details the way that private foundations (e.g. Gates) have pushed education "reform" agendas.  It's mostly focused on k-12, but there are analogous things happening more slowly in higher ed, so it is good to see what's going on in the k-12 world.