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From the author of The War Against America's Public Schools, Bracey's Consumer's Guide to the War Against America's Public Schools will answer the questions you have about the how private schools, charters and vouchers are affecting the future of public education!
A must-read for people who care about public education! A Consumer's Guide to the War Against America's Public Schools provides a comprehensive analysis of public schools and forces such as charters, vouchers, Educational Management Organizations (EMO's), and private schools that are altering the future of public education. In this extraordinary book, Gerald Bracey describes why Americans are nervous about their public schools and examines whether their anxieties are justified. Bracey provides a summary of the findings from research and evaluations on charter schools and vouchers, and findings concerning Edison Schools, Inc., TesseracT and other Education Management Organizations in an easy-to-read style that is sometimes funny, challenging and insightful.
Gerald W. Bracey holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. He has held positions at Educational Testing Service, Indiana University, the Virginia Department ofEducation and Cherry Creek (Colo.) Schools. Since 1991 he has been an independent educational researcher and writer who specializes in assessment and policy analysis.
|Pt. I||The War on America's Public Schools||1|
|3||The Master Myth: Money Doesn't Matter||21|
|4||The Historical Context||35|
|5||The Condition of American Public Education||45|
|Pt. II||Invasion of the Privatizers||73|
|7||Private Schools and the Private Management of Public School Programs||100|
|8||Vouchers, Public and Private||137|
|10||Commercialism in the Schools||170|