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The Resource The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff

The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff

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The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?
Title
The prize
Title remainder
who's in charge of America's schools?
Statement of responsibility
Dale Russakoff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A behind-the-scenes account of the high-stakes race to reform Newark's failing schools draws on inside access to such figures as Mark Zuckerbeg, Cory Booker, and Chris Christie to offer insight into the initiative's obstacles, detractors, and economic realities
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. They got an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools -- and to solve the education crisis in every city in America -- it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved -- Newark's key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It's a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark's students. Expert journalist Dale Russakoff delivers a story of high ideals and hubris, good intentions and greed, celebrity and street smarts -- as reformers face off against entrenched unions, skeptical parents, and bewildered students. The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark's superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city's schools -- a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America. Most moving are Russakoff's portraits from inside the district's schools, of home-grown principals and teachers, long stuck in a hopeless system -- and often the only real hope for the children of Newark. The Prize is a portrait of a titanic struggle over the future of education for the poorest kids, and a cautionary tale for those who care about the shape of America's schools. "--
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Dewey number
371.2/070974932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA333.N4
LC item number
R87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360bl2015033298
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547840512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012646669
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360bl2015033298
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547840512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012646669
Specific material designation
remote

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