Content Tagged ‘market failure’

The Marketization of K-12 Education

June 15, 2015 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

In mid-2012, I began working with Heather K. Olson Beal (my wife, an associate professor of education at Stephen F. Austin State University) on a series of papers on the marketization of K-12 education.

We are currently collecting data in a number of school districts on teacher perceptions of different… more

Rethinking the Market Metaphor

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Olson Beal, H. K. 2013. Rethinking the market metaphor: School choice, the common good, and the National Football League. Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 7(4): 471-497. [PDF, journal]

Abstract:

School choice advocates often assume that market-like… more

Flat World Knowledge (Case)

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Tarter, J. 2013. Flat World Knowledge: A revolution? Journal of Case Studies, 31(2): 98-113. [PDF, journal]

From the teaching note:

Eric and Jeff believed that the college textbook market was dysfunctional in a number of respects. They believed that Flat World’s business modelmore

Flat World Knowledge (Critical Incident)

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Tarter, J. 2013. Flat World Knowledge: How to pay authors to write free textbooks? Journal of Critical Incidents, 6: 67-70. [PDF, journal]

Overview:

Jeff Shelstad, together with Eric Frank, founded FWK in 2007 with the intention of disrupting and reinventing the college textbook… more