By Nicole Nguyen
Welcome to Milton highschool, the place worry is a teacher’s top instrument and each scholar is a soldier within the battle on terror. A suffering public college open air the nation’s capital, Milton sat squarely on the middle of 2 traits: transforming into worry of resurgent terrorism and mounting strain to run faculties as task education websites. In reaction, the college tested a really expert place of origin protection program.
A Curriculum of Fear takes us into Milton for a day by day examine how one of these software works, what it ability to scholars and employees, and what it says concerning the militarization of U.S. public faculties and, extra largely, the nation of public schooling during this kingdom. Nicole Nguyen courses us via a curriculum of nationwide security–themed periods, electives, and internships designed via public-private partnerships with significant safeguard contractors like Northrop Grumman and federal companies just like the NSA. She introduces us to scholars within the means of turning into a corps of “diverse staff” for the nationwide safeguard undefined, studying to be “vigilant” electorate; and he or she indicates us the typical realities of a application meant to enhance the college, revitalize the group, and do away with the fulfillment gap.
With connection with serious paintings on college militarization, neoliberal university reform, the effect of the worldwide warfare on terror on lifestyle, and the political makes use of of fear, A Curriculum of Fear maps the contexts that gave upward thrust to Milton’s native land safety application and its recognition. eventually, because the first ethnography of this sort of application, the booklet presents a traumatic shut stumble upon with the recent basic imposed through the worldwide struggle on terror—a institution immediately less than siege and actively getting ready for the siege itself.
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