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The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling And The Assault On Public Educaton
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date February 28, 2005
Pages 238
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415950466
ISBN-10 0415950465
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Original list price $47.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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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