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

The 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: 9780321080738

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This book provides a comprehensive view of forces such as charters, vouchers, educational management organizations (EMO's), and private schools that are altering the future of public education. Gerald Bracey describes why Americans are nervous about their public schools and examines whether their anxieties are justified. In the first section, the

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This book provides a comprehensive view of forces such as charters, vouchers, educational management organizations (EMO's), and private schools that are altering the future of public education. Gerald Bracey describes why Americans are nervous about their public schools and examines whether their anxieties are justified. In the first section, the book looks at education reform efforts such as privatization. It then concludes with an overview and analysis of how American schools actually perform on achievement tests and international measures. In the second half of the book, Bracey explores the alternatives to public schools that have sprung up in recent years. For educational administrators, policy makers, and others interested in the changing face of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321080738
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
891,428
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. PART ONE.

Introduction.

Prologue: The War on America's Public Schools.

Dueling Visions.

The Master Myth: Money Doesn't Matter.

The Historical Context.

The Condition of American Public Education.

II. PART TWO.

Charter Schools.

Private Schools and the Private Management of Public Schools.

Vouchers.

Commercialization in the Schools.

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