War Against America's Public Schools Privatizing Schools, Commercializing Education

ISBN-10: 0321080734

ISBN-13: 9780321080738

Edition: 2002

Authors: Gerald W. Bracey

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This book provides a comprehensive and critical view of forces such as charters, vouchers, Educational Management Organizations (EMO's), and private schools that are altering the future of public education. Gerald Bracey describes why Americans are nervous about their public schools and examines whether their anxieties are justified. In the first section, the book looks at education reform efforts such as privatization. The section concludes with an overview and analysis of how American schools actually perform on achievement tests and international measures. In the second half of the book, Bracey explores alternatives to public schools that have sprung up in recent years.
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List price: $76.40
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Tables
Preface
The War on America's Public Schools
Prologue
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
Summary
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)
Commercialism in the Schools
Mike Cameron Loses His Shirt: A Tale for Our Times
Conclusion
References
Index
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