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Tables of Contents for Giving Kids the Business
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
xi
 
Marching As If to War
1
20
Stalking the Elusive Skills Shortage
3
3
Corporate Schizophrenia
6
4
Button-Down Revolutionaries
10
2
Wisconsin Turns Right and Becomes a National Model
12
4
Children as a Cash Crop
16
2
The Shape of Things to Come
18
3
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
21
32
Apples and Other Temptations
22
2
Harnessing Peer Pressure
24
1
Seal of Community Approval
25
2
Well-Targeted Learning
27
2
Good Cop/Bad Cop
29
1
How Junior Has Grown
30
2
Learning Can Be Sweet...or Salty
32
3
A Captive Market
35
4
Decades of Battle
39
2
The Crowded Classroom
41
3
Pizza and Other Educational Values
44
3
Keep Drugs in Schools
47
2
A Pattern of Abuse
49
1
The Critics Take a Powder
50
1
Seizing the Moment
51
2
High-Tech Hucksters Go to School
53
24
Connections Plugs In
54
2
Principles, Even Abstract Ones, Die Hard
56
2
Sanitizing the Shill
58
2
Tax Assessors Get an Education
60
1
Shut Out of New York
61
2
Open Warfare in California
63
3
Advertisers Sold Power over Students
66
1
The Hidden Persuaders
67
2
Behind the Educational Facade
69
2
Class in the Classroom
71
2
The Expensive Education of Mr. Whittle
73
2
The Low Life of High Tech
75
2
Schools for Profit: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
77
40
Same Old Tune, Same Old Criticism
79
1
The Mythical Crisis
80
2
The Master Myth
82
1
Enter the Traveling Salesmen
83
2
First Take Twelve Minutes, Then the Whole School
85
4
Dark Days for Edison
89
7
EAI---Founded on Fantasy
96
2
Privatization Works Its Wonders
98
5
Trouble in the Classroom
103
3
Born-Again Savior
106
3
Reaping Education's Nonexistent Financial Bounty
109
8
Private School Vouchers: A False Choice
117
34
We've Been There
119
1
The Other Choice---Public School Choice
120
1
The Milwaukee Voucher Experiment---Success Without Results
121
3
An Unpopular Reform
124
2
The Apparatus of the Right
126
4
Business Unlocks the Door
130
5
Confusion on the Left
135
2
The Market Myth
137
3
Separate and Unequal
140
5
Old-Time Religion
145
4
Reform Without Content
149
2
Charter Schools: The Smiling Face of Disinvestment
151
18
Prairie Fire Reform
153
2
A Curriculum-Free Franchise
155
1
An Attempted Evaluation
156
2
Real World Problems
158
2
Watching the Money
160
1
The Demonizing of Teachers
161
1
Edventures in Exploitation
162
3
Storefront Education
165
1
The Public Debate and the Real One
166
3
What the Market Can't Provide
169
16
A Reform That Works
170
2
The Hidden Agenda
172
2
The Experience with Privatization
174
1
The High Cost of the Free Market
175
1
The New Separatism
176
2
A Natural Self-Interest
178
2
The Deteriorating Physical and Economic Infrastructure
180
2
The Real Bottom Line
182
3
Appendix
185
6
Notes
191
26
About the Book and Author
217
2
Index
219