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

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by Kenneth J. Saltman
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The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education by Kenneth J. Saltman

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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Ebook Details
Pages: 248
Size: 1.2 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2005
ISBN: 2370005252628 (EPUB)

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