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Last Bell

Author : Carl Bistany
ISBN : 9781782832447
Genre : Education
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In the mid-nineties, the Alfred Glickman School was just another failing school in one of America's most violent cities. Then SABIS, a private, for-profit education provider, took over. Twenty years later, the school is a six-time silver medalist in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best High Schools" listing, and every single graduate of the school has been offered a college place. With success of this magnitude, you would think that for-profit managed charter schools like SABIS would be in high demand. On the contrary, they are fought at every turn. Why is the idea of employing for-profit companies to help rescue failing public schools treated with fear and hostility? Stranger still, why does a nation built on free enterprise refuse to embrace a free market strategy when so many students and schools would clearly benefit and with so much at stake? Last Bell is a book about politics, money and power. It examines the charge that for-profits running charter schools are in it for the money, not the kids, and reveals the real motives of those spreading these ideas and why they fight private sector involvement in public schools. Last Bell is a reasonable voice in a polarized debate. It does not call for an end to public schools but rather imagines a future in which private companies help create a competitive market for public education to boost performance, turn derelict schools into centers of excellence and give parents even in the worst neighborhoods real choice and their children a future.

Handbook Of Educational Policy

Author : Gregory J. Cizek
ISBN : 0080488897
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Educational Policy provides a comprehensive overview of policy questions in education reform at local, state, and national levels. The book raises controversial questions, such as who really benefits from educational reform, and investigates issues of accountability, assessment, educational fads, technology in education, and other matters of educational policy. The book explores not only what education is, but what it can be and should be, providing a scholarly analysis of policy decisions as well as practical recommendations for parents, teachers, and policy-makers. Key Features * Provides informed discussion based on scholarly research * Contains practical recommendations for parents, educators, and policy-makers * Includes representation from local, state, and national levels * Considers comparisons of United States practices to reforms abroad * Addresses current issues and implications for the futures

The East Asian Challenge For Democracy

Author : Daniel A. Bell
ISBN : 9781107470972
Genre : Political Science
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The rise of China, along with problems of governance in democratic countries, has reinvigorated the theory of political meritocracy. But what is the theory of political meritocracy and how can it set standards for evaluating political progress (and regress)? To help answer these questions, this volume gathers a series of commissioned research papers from an interdisciplinary group of leading philosophers, historians and social scientists. The result is the first book in decades to examine the rise (or revival) of political meritocracy and what it will mean for political developments in China and the rest of the world. Despite its limitations, meritocracy has contributed much to human flourishing in East Asia and beyond and will continue to do so in the future. This book is essential reading for those who wish to further the debate and perhaps even help to implement desirable forms of political change.

School Reform

Author : Williamson M. Evers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111122847
Genre : Education
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This joint undertaking of the Hoover Institution and the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy presents a collection of the most insightful, hard-hitting, and provocative recent articles on education reform. With unflinching candor, the expert contributors address the basic nature of our education problems, provide a clear understanding of why schools and students are underperforming, and propose reasonable and effective alternatives. The articles cover the full spectrum of education reform, including The nature and pitfalls of "progressive" education—and a more traditional, empirically supported alternative strategy Improving teachers—why teachers are ineffective, why it's so hard to fire bad teachers, how teachers should be tested and evaluated, and more The federal government's role in education—and how Title I's $118 billion has failed to close the gap Student responsibility and character education—why no school reform can succeed unless students learn to adopt the values, views, and virtues that foster good character The educationally disadvantaged—the failures of bilingual education, the scandal of special ed, why Ritalin rules the classroom, and why we must reform the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Health Care Reform

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ISBN : PURD:32754063101798
Genre : Health care reform
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Health Care Reform Serial 103 31

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Health
ISBN : UCBK:C050189689
Genre : Health insurance
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The Hotline

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ISBN : UVA:X002275948
Genre : Presidents
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Assembly Journal

Author : Wisconsin. Legislature. Assembly
ISBN : WISC:89069543122
Genre : Legislation
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The Wall Street Journal

Author : Dow Jones & Co
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118482244
Genre : Barron's national business and financial weekly
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The Writers Directory

Author : Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN : UOM:39015054036648
Genre : Authors, American
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