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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?
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Dale Russakoff
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prize
Title variation remainder
whos in charge of Americas schools?
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. "--
Summary
As serialized in the New Yorker, a roiling, behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure race to turn around Newark’s failing schools, with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Governor Chris Christie, and Senator Cory Booker in eyebrow-raising leading roles
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10443454
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Russakoff, Dale
Dewey number
371.2/070974932
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • Education and state
  • Zuckerberg, Mark
  • Booker, Cory
  • Christie, Chris
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Target audience
adult
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who's in charge of America's schools?
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The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The pact -- Seduction in Sun Valley -- The view from Avon Avenue -- Engaging the community -- The rise of the anti-Booker candidacy -- Searching for Newark's superman -- Hi, I'm Cami -- District school, charter school -- Transformational change meets the political sausage factory -- Alif rising -- The leading men move on -- One Newark, whose Newark? -- No excuses -- Appendix I. Where the $200 million went -- Appendix II. Newark schools by the numbers
Control code
ocn915774457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780547840055
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015017454
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)915774457
Label
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?, Dale Russakoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pact -- Seduction in Sun Valley -- The view from Avon Avenue -- Engaging the community -- The rise of the anti-Booker candidacy -- Searching for Newark's superman -- Hi, I'm Cami -- District school, charter school -- Transformational change meets the political sausage factory -- Alif rising -- The leading men move on -- One Newark, whose Newark? -- No excuses -- Appendix I. Where the $200 million went -- Appendix II. Newark schools by the numbers
Control code
ocn915774457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780547840055
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015017454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915774457

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