Linda McSpadden McNeil

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Introduction Dr. Linda McSpadden McNeil is Professor of Education and the Director of the Center for Education at Rice University. She is the author of Contradictions of School Reform: The Educational Costs of Standardization, an early study of the harmful effects of standardized testing, and Contradictions of Control: School Structure and School Knowledge. Her research focuses on educational equity, democratic schooling, and the importance of the public’s schools. She is currently analyzing curricular losses under standardized schooling and the ways globalization and privatization threaten to increase the inequities in students’ access to substantive knowledge in schools.