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What You Should Know about the War Against America's Public Schools

ISBN-10: 0205351883
ISBN-13: 9780205351886
Edition: 2003
Authors: Gerald W. Bracey
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

From the author of The War Against America's Public Schools, Bracey's Consumer's Guide to the War Against America's Public Schools will answer the questions you have about the how private schools, charters and vouchers are affecting the future of public education! bull; bull; Written in a clear, straightforward and engaging fashion so that all consumers of public education will find answers to their questions and criticism. bull; Written by a well-known independent researcher, educator, and writer, this text challenges public education's critics with accurate analysis derived from current data. bull; The book looks at interesting and popular experiments in private schooling such as Nobel Learning Communities and Michael Milken's Knowledge Universe. A must-read for people who care about public education! A Consumer's Guide to the War Against America's Public Schools provides a comprehensive analysis of public schools and forces such as charters, vouchers, Educational Management Organizations (EMO's), and private schools that are altering the future of public education. In this extraordinary book, Gerald Bracey describes why Americans are nervous about their public schools and examines whether their anxieties are justified. Bracey provides a summary of the findings from research and evaluations on charter schools and vouchers, and findings concerning Edison Schools, Inc., TesseracT and other Education Management Organizations in an easy-to-read style that is sometimes funny, challenging and insightful. Gerald W. Bracey holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. He has held positions at Educational Testing Service, Indiana University, the Virginia Department of Education and Cherry Creek (Colo.) Schools. Since 1991 he has been an independent educational researcher and writer who specializes in assessment and policy analysis.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The War on America's Public Schools
Prologue
Higher Education: Biting the Hand That Feeds
Business and Industry: A Workforce at Risk?
Christian Conservatives
Dueling Visions
The Master Myth: Money Doesn't Matter
The Correlations 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 the United States
Other Justifications for the "Master Myth"
What Spending Can Achieve
Project STAR
Project SAGE
Mandating Small Classes
The Historical Context
The Factory Model of Schooling
The Cold War Era in Public School Reform
The "Paper Sputnik"
Schooling in the New Millennium
The Condition of American Public Education
High-Stakes Testing in the United States and Abroad
Our Leaders--Accentuating the Negative
Domestic Data on the Condition of Education
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Summary
Invasion of the Privatizers
Charter Schools
The Genesis of Charter Schools
Opposition to the Charter Movement
The Popularity of Charter Schools
Three Case Studies: Arizona, Michigan, and California
Ohio and Elsewhere
Charter Schools and Public School Funding
Summary
Private Schools and the Private Management of Public School Programs
The TesseracT Group (Formerly Education Alternatives, Inc.)
Edison Schools, Inc.: The Market in Theory versus the Market in Practice
Beacon Education Management (Formerly Alternative Public Schools)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.
Advantage Schools, Inc.
The "Education Industry": Wall Street Takes Notice
EduVentures, Inc.
Two Comprehensive Systems: Knowledge Universe and Sylvan Learning Systems
Vouchers, Public and Private
John Stuart Mill and the Concept of Vouchers
Comparing Vouchers and Charters
A Sample Voucher Program--Miwaukee, Wisconsin
Voucher Programs in Florida and Elsewhere
Making Vouchers Accountable
A Nation of Vouchers: Chile
Vouchers in U.S. Cities
The Condition of Vouchers and Charters According to RAND
The Children's Education Opportunity Foundation (CEO America)
Homeschooling
Commercialism in the Schools
Mike Cameron Loses His Shirt: A Tale of Our Times
Conclusion
References
Index

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