We’ve Been Had: Neoliberal Initiatives in Urban Education

Erin T. Miller, Samuel J. Tanner, Andrea V. McCloskey, Brian T. Kissel

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In this manuscript, we rely on practices of thinking with and through theory to situate and analyze the discourses of three neoliberal educational reform initiatives. We researched public-facing material from these initiatives to surface how commonsense language and colorblindness is often used to disguise agendas that reaffirm the racial status quo in urban schools and society. We offer strategies for educators, teacher-educators, and administrators to critically respond when they encounter such neoliberal reforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1935-1963
Number of pages29
JournalUrban Education
Issue number6
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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