The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Hardcover)

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The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S. history lose respect, money, and credibility in such a short time?
Revealing how American McEducation went from glory to crisis, The Edison Schools tracks entrepreneur Christopher Whittle''s plan to introduce a standardized nationwide curriculum and cut administrative waste. Education specialist Kenneth J. Saltman finds that the critics'' predictions came true in Edison schools across the country: Experienced teachers left in droves, students were virtually given answers to standardized tests to drive up scores, and difficult students were "counselored" out.


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Mfg Part# 9780415948418
SKU 39958052
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 041594841X
Release Date 8/23/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0248
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