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The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture)

The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415948418
  • ISBN: 041594841X
  • Edition: 0
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Routledge

AUTHOR

Kenneth J. Saltman

SUMMARY

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 Schoolstracks 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.Kenneth J. Saltman is the author of 'The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780415948418 and ISBN 041594841X.

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