A timely indictment of the corporate takeover of education and the privatization - and profitability - of separate and unequal schools, published at a critical time in the dismantling of public education in America What do public schools have in common with the pyramid schemes of Amway? Absolutely nothing, yet Trump's education secretary Betsy DeVos - part of the family at the helm of this corporation and a fierce advocate for vouchers, school choice, and free market competition in the education system - may soon be deciding the fate of American children. The wholesale privatization of our schools is expected to be at the top of her agenda. One of the greatest American achievements in the twentieth century was the creation of public schools and universal education, an ideal now deeply at risk. Cornell University professor Noliwe Rooks provides a critical account of the making and unmaking of public education in Cutting School, the first book to foreground how vast racial and eco
Noliwe Rooks is the director of American Studies at Cornell University and was for ten years the associate director of African American studies at Princeton University. She is the author of White Money/Black Power, Hair Raising, and Cutting School (The New Press). She lives in Ithaca, New York.