After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

by Andrea Gabor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620971994
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 159,082
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Andrea Gabor, the Bloomberg chair of business journalism at Baruch College/CUNY, is a former staff writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report and Businessweek. Gabor has written for the New York Times , Los Angeles Times , Smithsonian magazine, Harvard Business Review , Fortune , and the Village Voice. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Quiet Revolution 1

1 Big Dreams, Small Schools: How Entrepreneurial Rebels Built a Movement in New York City 23

2 Testing Power: When Is Disruption Just … Disruptive? 76

3 State of Reform: The Not-So-Quiet Revolution in Massachusetts 120

4 No Lone Stars: How Trust and Collaboration in One Texas School District Have Created Lasting Reform 162

5 The Hurricane and the Charters: New Schools Unearth Old Ways in New Orleans 196

Conclusion: A Civic Action: How Schools-and Society-Benefit from Real Democracy 262

Acknowledgments 297

Notes 301

Selected Bibliography 349

Index 359

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