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Class warfare : inside the fight to fix America's schools

Author: Steven Brill
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto [etc] : Simon & Schuster, cop. 2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Brill
ISBN: 9781451611991 1451611994
OCLC Number: 801045845
Description: 1 vol. (XII-478 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: The race --
Juicy words --
The epiphanies --
Be obedient. Be good. Keep your mouth shut. --
If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted --
A hopelessly naïve thesis --
A governor and a president take center stage --
Payroll to payroll --
Lighting up the capitol switchboard --
The backlash --
Schoolyard classroom --
The discovery : good teaching matters --
The network --
No child left behind --
Don't worry, it's just a parent --
The union won't allow it --
The idea wasn't just to keep them from killing somebody --
How could the Democrats be against this? --
Seeing George Soros's apartment --
New York realities --
Our party has got to wake up on this --
The co-location trap --
Creating a new school system the hard way --
Colorado says half of you won't graduate --
The pol and the moneymen --
Foxes in the henhouse --
Mounting evidence --
This just seemed so obvious --
More money, no hassles --
Building Harlem success --
This is not a self-esteem movement --
You really don't want to hire me --
Pulling the rug out --
Money meets data --
Hillary for teachers, teachers for Hillary --
Forward, backward in New York --
$45,000 well spent --
Faceless bureaucracy --
Back in the classroom --
Quarantine the data --
Climbing the ladder --
Rhee's choice : your union or $130,000 --
Turning around the USS Gates --
The new Democrats --
Two returns to the classroom --
Wake up, Obama just talked about you --
Inside baseball --
What do you guys think you could do with a hundred billion? --
The chosen four --
They'll do backflips --
Things I can't change from this building --
Widgets --
Agreement in Pittsburgh --
The opposite of venture capital --
Outcomes, not achievement --
Obfuscating the issue, fooling the reviewers --
A shriek on Park Avenue --
The Feinberg gambit --
School reform : the movie --
Firing everyone --
My baby is reading --
Going over to the other side --
A baffling round one --
Varnish on a sinking ship --
Two winners --
Back on the horse in Colorado --
Billionaires trapped in an elevator --
Rhee's breakthrough --
He met with everyone --
A New York breakthrough --
or mirage? --
Rocky Mountain high --
Honored, humbled, hopeful --
and horrified --
She's de Klerk in South Africa. We have to help her. --
The quiet revolution --
Teach like your hair's on fire --
Klein's and Mulgrew's wonderful negotiation --
From inside baseball to public accountability --
Arne, here's the column you've been missing --
Soaring dreams, street-level politics --
Rhee rejected --
I'll email your dad and tell him --
The Mujahideen and the moderates --
Punch, counterpunch --
A marathon, not a sprint.
Responsibility: Steven Brill.

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