The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can't Be Businesses

The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can't Be Businesses

by Larry Cuban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674015231

ISBN-13: 9780674015234

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: Harvard University Press

"In this new book, Larry Cuban takes aim at the alluring cliche that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education." In this book, one of the most distinguished scholars in education charts the Gilded Age beginnings of the influential…  See more details below

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"In this new book, Larry Cuban takes aim at the alluring cliche that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education." In this book, one of the most distinguished scholars in education charts the Gilded Age beginnings of the influential view that American schools should be organized to meet the needs of American businesses, and run according to principles of cost-efficiency, bottom-line thinking, and customer satisfaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674015234
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : business and school reform1
1The logic of the reforms15
2How the reforms have changed schools39
3Why schools have adopted the reforms69
4Limits to business influence89
5Are public schools like businesses?118
6Has business influence improved schools?158

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