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The Edison Schools : corporate schooling and the assault on public education

Author: Kenneth J Saltman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Positions (RoutledgeFalmer (Firm))
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Illustrating the successes, failures, and ultimate demise of the largest for-profit manager of public schools, Saltman argues that the failures of The Edison Schools offer valuable lessons for the remaining educational management organizations.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Saltman
ISBN: 041594841X 9780415948418 0415950465 9780415950466
OCLC Number: 57680217
Description: vii, 238 pages ; 21 cm.
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.
Series Title: Positions (RoutledgeFalmer (Firm))
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Saltman.
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