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The war against America's public schools : privatizing schools, commercializing education

Author: Gerald W Bracey
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bracey, a research psychologist and author, summarizes the various types of experiments being done today in the United States to try to reform public education, including charter schools, privately  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bracey, Gerald W. (Gerald Watkins).
War against America's public schools.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002
(OCoLC)606555159
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald W Bracey
ISBN: 0321080734 9780321080738
OCLC Number: 46713133
Description: x, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The War on America's Public Schools --
Enemies of the Public Schools --
Dueling Visions --
The Master Myth: Money Doesn't Matter --
The Correlation between Spending and Outcomes in Schools --
The SATs and State Participation Rates --
Studying the Studies: A Closer Look at Methodology --
Does Spending Equal Achievement? --
Education Spending in America: Too Much Outlay for Too Little Return? --
Kansas City: A Lesson in School Spending --
What Spending Can Achieve --
The Historical Context --
The Factory Model of Schooling --
The Condition of American Public Education --
The European Model for Secondary Education --
The Connection between Students, Work, and Performance --
Misleading Impressions --
Domestic Data on the Condition of Education --
Invasion of the Privatizers --
Charter Schools --
The Genesis of Charter Schools --
Opposition to the Charter Movement --
The Popularity of Charter Schools --
Turning the Charter "Vision" into a Reality --
Three Case Studies: Arizona, California, and Michigan, and a Glimpse at Ohio --
Charter Schools and Public School Funding --
Private Schools and the Private Management of Public Schools --
General Trends --
Private Management Companies --
The "Education Industry": Wall Street Takes Notice --
Milken's Knowledge Universe (KU): His Own Private Galaxy --
Vouchers Public and Private --
John Stuart Mill and the Concept of Vouchers --
Comparing Vouchers and Charters --
A Nation of Vouchers: Chile --
Vouchers in U.S. Cities --
The Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation (CEO America).
Responsibility: Gerald W. Bracey.
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