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War Against America's Public Schools: Privatizing Schools, Commercializing Education / Edition 1
     

War Against America's Public Schools: Privatizing Schools, Commercializing Education / Edition 1

by Gerald W. Bracey
 

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ISBN-10: 0321080734

ISBN-13: 2900321080737

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

Bracey, a research psychologist and author, summarizes the various types of experiments being done today in the United States to try to reform public education, including charter schools, privately run schools, the voucher system, and commercializing schools with corporate contracts, He also examines certain "myths" about public education such as the correlation

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Bracey, a research psychologist and author, summarizes the various types of experiments being done today in the United States to try to reform public education, including charter schools, privately run schools, the voucher system, and commercializing schools with corporate contracts, He also examines certain "myths" about public education such as the correlation between money and outcomes, and the idea that more hours in school will result in higher test scores.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321080737
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Tablesviii
Prefaceix
Part IThe War on America's Public Schools1
1Prologue3
Enemies of the Public Schools4
2Dueling Visions15
3The Master Myth: Money Doesn't Matter18
The Correlation between Spending and Outcomes in Schools18
The SATs and State Participation Rates19
Studying the Studies: A Closer Look at Methodology21
Does Spending Equal Achievement?23
Education Spending in America: Too Much Outlay for Too Little Return?28
Kansas City: A Lesson in School Spending30
What Spending Can Achieve31
4The Historical Context35
The Factory Model of Schooling35
5The Condition of American Public Education44
The European Model for Secondary Education46
The Connection between Students, Work, and Performance52
Misleading Impressions53
Domestic Data on the Condition of Education56
Summary61
Part IIInvasion of the Privatizers63
6Charter Schools65
The Genesis of Charter Schools67
Opposition to the Charter Movement68
The Popularity of Charter Schools69
Turning the Charter "Vision" into a Reality71
Three Case Studies: Arizona, California, and Michigan, and a Glimpse at Ohio72
Charter Schools and Public School Funding101
7Private Schools and the Private Management of Public Schools103
General Trends104
Private Management Companies105
The "Education Industry": Wall Street Takes Notice136
Milken's Knowledge Universe (KU): His Own Private Galaxy141
8Vouchers Public and Private149
John Stuart Mill and the Concept of Vouchers149
Comparing Vouchers and Charters150
A Nation of Vouchers: Chile166
Vouchers in U.S. Cities169
The Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation (CEO America)180
9Commercialism in the Schools185
Mike Cameron Loses His Shirt: A Tale for Our Times185
Conclusion191
References193
Index207

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