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The Resource The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education, Kenneth J. Saltman

The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education, Kenneth J. Saltman

Label
The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education
Title
The Edison Schools
Title remainder
corporate schooling and the assault on public education
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth J. Saltman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saltman, Kenneth J.
Dewey number
371.010973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.S26 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Positions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison Schools Inc
  • Privatization in education
  • Business education
  • Edison Schools Inc
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Business education
  • Privatization in education
  • United States
Summary expansion
The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S. history lose respect, money, and credibility in such a short time? Revealing how American McEducation went from glory to crisis, The Edison Schools tracks entrepreneur Christopher Whittle's plan to introduce a standardized nationwide curriculum and cut administrative waste. Education specialist Kenneth J. Saltman finds that the critics' predictions came true in Edison schools across the country: Experienced teachers left in droves, students were virtually given answers to standardized tests to drive up scores, and difficult students were "counselored" out
Label
The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education, Kenneth J. Saltman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : pledging allegiance to the corporation -- The rise and fall -- But does it work? -- Edron : two brief studies in corporate unaccountability -- No contest : Edison's takeover of the Philadelphia schools and the lessons of public school competition -- Corporate schooling and the future of the public
Control code
62593914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203020890
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62593914
Label
The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education, Kenneth J. Saltman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : pledging allegiance to the corporation -- The rise and fall -- But does it work? -- Edron : two brief studies in corporate unaccountability -- No contest : Edison's takeover of the Philadelphia schools and the lessons of public school competition -- Corporate schooling and the future of the public
Control code
62593914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203020890
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62593914

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