Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education / Edition 1

Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education / Edition 1

by Joe Williams
ISBN-10:
140396839X
ISBN-13:
9781403968395
Pub. Date:
10/07/2005
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
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Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education / Edition 1

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised. He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the education system, enhancing responsibility inherent in democracy. The solution is a new brand of hardball politics that demands competence from school leaders and shifts the power away from bureaucrats and union leaders to the people who have a the greatest reason to put kids first: concerned parents. With practical steps and uplifting examples of success, Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education is a manifesto to action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403968395
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/07/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Children Last
• Public Education, American-Style
• The Public Education Cartel
• The Plight of Teachers
• No Vendor Left Behind
• The Elephant in the Room--The Teachers Unions
• Democrats and Republicans (But Mostly Democrats)
• Friends with Deep Pockets
• The Corporate Role in Reform
• Leadership and Voters
• Kids Can Come First
• Parent Power

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