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作者 Saltman, Kenneth J
書名 The Edison Schools : Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
©2005
國際標準書號 9781135930042 (electronic bk.)
9780415948418
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說明 1 online resource (157 pages)
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系列 Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture Ser
Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture Ser
附註 BOOKCOVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- SERIES EDITORS' INTRODUCTION -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE RISE AND FALL -- 2 BUT DOES IT WORK? -- 3 EDRON: TWO BRIEF STUDIES IN CORPORATE UNACCOUNTABILITY -- 4 NO CONTEST: EDISON'S TAKEOVER OF THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS AND THE LESSONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPETITION -- 5 CORPORATE SCHOOLING AND THE FUTURE OF THE PUBLIC -- NOTES -- INDEX
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Saltman, Kenneth J. The Edison Schools : Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2005 9780415948418
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