Learning on the Job: When Business Takes on Public Schools

Learning on the Job: When Business Takes on Public Schools

by Steven F. Wilson
     
 

In the 1990s, some failing school systems turned to private education management organizations to manage their schools. In Learning on the Job, industry insider Steven Wilson, the founder and CEO of Advantage Schools, looks back on the first tumultuous decade of this social experiment. Digging deep into the academic, financial, logistic, and political recordsSee more details below

Overview

In the 1990s, some failing school systems turned to private education management organizations to manage their schools. In Learning on the Job, industry insider Steven Wilson, the founder and CEO of Advantage Schools, looks back on the first tumultuous decade of this social experiment. Digging deep into the academic, financial, logistic, and political records of seven leading EMOs, he reveals the potential and pitfalls of their business and educational models, and their actual successes in the classrooms and the boardrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674019461
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Organizations
  • 2. Business Models
  • 3. School Designs
  • 4. School Culture
  • 5. Execution
  • 6. School Leaders
  • 7. Politics and Schools
  • 8. Academic Results
  • 9. Business Results
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index

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