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Hard lessons : public schools and privatization

Author: Carol Ascher; Robert Berne; Norm Fruchter
Publisher: New York : Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1996.
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This book, the second in the Twentieth Century Fund's series of studies on the privatization of public services, finds that current arguments for privatizing schools are based on wishful thinking. After examining what the actual experience has been with privatization around the country, Hard Lessons concludes that the promise of saving money and improving educational quality through privatization is, at minimum,  Read more...
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Ascher, Carol, 1941-
Hard lessons.
New York : Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605664468
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ascher; Robert Berne; Norm Fruchter
ISBN: 0870783998 9780870783999
OCLC Number: 35096097
Notes: "Twentieth Century Fund report."
Description: xi, 144 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard C. Leone --
1. Our besieged public schools and why they are public --
2. Promises of privatization --
3. Two forgotten experiments in school privatization: performance contracting and educational vouchers --
4. Privatization in Baltimore, 1992-95 --
5. Experimenting with privatization --
6. Public education in transition --
7. The limits of privatization and the continuing struggle for equity.
Other Titles: Public schools and privatization
Responsibility: Carol Ascher, Norm Fruchter, Robert Berne.
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This book, the second in the Twentieth Century Fund's series of studies on the privatization of public services, finds that current arguments for privatizing schools are based on wishful thinking.  Read more...

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