None of Our Business: Why Business Models Don't Work in Schools / Edition 1

None of Our Business: Why Business Models Don't Work in Schools / Edition 1

by Crystal England
     
 

At last-an insider's look at the insidious intrusion of corporate interests into American classrooms. Former middle school principal Crystal England makes it perfectly clear that schooling-as-business is no schooling at all. When bottom lines are more important than developing minds, then students, families, and teachers pay-and pay big.

Her book examines the

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At last-an insider's look at the insidious intrusion of corporate interests into American classrooms. Former middle school principal Crystal England makes it perfectly clear that schooling-as-business is no schooling at all. When bottom lines are more important than developing minds, then students, families, and teachers pay-and pay big.

Her book examines the assertion, and assumption, that with more front-end management and an increasingly open market, schools could experience the success of corporations-an assertion that begs the real questions:

Is education an art or an industry?
What matters most-product or process?

In each of her seven chapters, England explores exactly how and why the school-business model does not and cannot work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900325004449
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

To Market, To Market

A Rose by Any Other Name

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

How Do I Test Thee?

A Better Mousetrap

No One Is Left Behind the Child

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