In Life Inc., Douglas Rushkoff speaks of the dominance of corporations and how we all accept this as a given, not questioning motives or the effects on our humanity. This of course gets into the question, asked previously here, of whom schools are for? What should the purpose of schools be?
Amazon: Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Alfie Kohn: The 500 Pound Gorilla: The Corporate Role in the High-stakes Obsession & Other Methods of Turning Education into a Business
Reclaim Democracy.org: Corporations and Our Schools
The Ninth Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism Trends: 2005 - 2006
Consumers Union: Captive Kids: A Report on Commercial Pressures on Kids at Schools
PTAs and Commercialism in Schools
Deborah Meier: Democracy-friendly Education
Meier: What Does It Take to Build a School for Democracy?
Meier: Educating a Democracy