The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture Series) / Edition 1by Kenneth J. Saltman
Pub. Date: 03/28/2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
- Taylor & Francis
- Publication date:
- Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
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