Class Warfare Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

ISBN-10: 1451611994
ISBN-13: 9781451611991
Edition: 2011
Authors: Steven Brill
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Description: A hard-hitting look inside America's K-12 showing why children are failing, who is standing in their way, who is helping, and what needs to happen.

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/16/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A hard-hitting look inside America's K-12 showing why children are failing, who is standing in their way, who is helping, and what needs to happen.

Steven Brill is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. He founded and ran Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, and Brill's Content magazine. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service for Time's March 4, 2013, Special Report "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us." He has written several books including The Teamsters, Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools, and America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System.

The Race
Juicy Words
The Epiphanies
�Be Obedient. Be Good. Keep Your Mouth Shut.�
�If an Unfriendly Foreign Power Had Attempted …�
A �Hopelessly Na�ve� Thesis
A Governor and a President Take Center Stage
Payroll to Payroll
Lighting Up the Capitol Switchboard
The Backlash
Schoolyard Classroom
The Discovery: �Good Teaching Matters�
The Network
No Child Left Behind
�Don't Worry, It's Just a Parent�
�The Union Won't Allow It�
�The Idea Wasn't Just to Keep Them from Killing Somebody�
�How Could the Democrats Be Against This?�
Seeing George Soros's Apartment
New York Realities
�Our Party Has Got to Wake Up on This�
The Co-location Trap
Creating a New School System the Hard Way
�Colorado Says Half of You Won't Graduate�
The Pol and the Moneymen
Foxes in the Henhouse
Mounting Evidence
�This Just Seemed So Obvious�
More Money, No Hassles
Building Harlem Success
�This Is Not a Self-Esteem Movement�
�You Really Don't Want to Hire Me�
�Pulling the Rug Out�
Money Meets Data
Hillary for Teachers, Teachers for Hillary
Forward, Backward in New York
$45,000 Well Spent
�Faceless Bureaucracy�
Back in the Classroom
Quarantine the Data
Climbing the Ladder
Rhee's Choice: Your Union or $130,000
Turning Around the USS Gates
The New Democrats
Two Returns to the Classroom
�Wake Up, Obama Just Talked About You�
�Inside Baseball�
�What Do You Guys Think You Could Do with a Hundred Billion?�
The Chosen Four
�They'll Do Backflips�
�Things I Can't Change from This Building�
Widgets
Agreement in Pittsburgh
The Opposite of Venture Capital
�Outcomes, Not Achievement�
�Obfuscating the Issue … Fooling the Reviewers�
A Shriek on Park Avenue
The Feinberg Gambit
School Reform: The Movie
Firing Everyone
�My Baby Is Reading�
Going Over to the Other Side
A �Baffling� Round One
�Varnish on a Sinking Ship�
Two Winners
Back on the Horse in Colorado
Billionaires Trapped in an Elevator
Rhee's Breakthrough
�He Met with Everyone�
A New York Breakthrough-or Mirage?
Rocky Mountain High
�Honored, Humbled, Hopeful-and Horrified�
�She's de Klerk in South Africa. We Have to Help Her.�
The Quiet Revolution
�Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire�
Klein's and Mulgrew's �Wonderful Negotiation�
From Inside Baseball to Public Accountability
�Arne, Here's the Column You've Been Missing�
Soaring Dreams, Street-Level Politics
Rhee Rejected
I'll E-mail Your Dad and Tell Him�
The �Mujahideen� and the Moderates
Punch, Counterpunch
A Marathon, Not a Sprint
Acknowledgments
Sources
Notes
Index

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