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The Edison Schools

The Edison Schools


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About the Book

The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S. history lose respect, money, and credibility in such a short time?

Revealing how American McEducation went from glory to crisis, TheEdison Schools tracks entrepreneur Christopher Whittle's plan to introduce a standardized nationwide curriculum and cut administrative waste. Education specialist Kenneth J. Saltman finds that the critics' predictions came true in Edison schools across the country: Experienced teachers left in droves, students were virtually given answers to standardized tests to drive up scores, and difficult students were counselored out.


About the Author:

Kenneth J. Saltman is Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, DePaul University.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415948418
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Height: 207 mm
  • No of Pages: 248
  • Series Title: Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture
  • Weight: 467 gr
  • ISBN-10: 041594841X
  • Publisher Date: 06 Feb 2005
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Width: 131 mm


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