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The blackboard and the bottom line : why schools can't be businesses

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"In this new book, Larry Cuban takes aim at the alluring cliche that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education." "In this book, one of the most distinguished scholars in education charts the Gilded Age beginnings of the influential view that American schools should be organized to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cuban, Larry.
Blackboard and the bottom line.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607655729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Cuban
ISBN: 0674015231 9780674015234 9780674025387 0674025385
OCLC Number: 55633670
Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The logic of the reforms --
How the reforms have changed schools --
Why schools have adopted the reforms --
Limits to business influence --
Are public schools like businesses? --
Has business influence improved schools?
Responsibility: Larry Cuban.

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Shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education. This book argues that the attempt to run them along  Read more...

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"Shot through with a passion for community-based education. Very readable, and recommended." - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement"

 
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