The prize : who's in charge of America's schools?
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
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Book
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9780547840055 (hardback), 0547840055 (hardback)
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246 pages ; 24 cm
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Danforth Library - NEC Main CollectionLA333.N4 R87 2015On Shelf
Manchester City Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor - Nonfiction Shelves371.20709 RUSOn Shelf
Nesmith Library - Nonfiction - Adult Area371.207 RUSOn Shelf

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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780547840055 (hardback), 0547840055 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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. "--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Russakoff, D. (2015). The prize: who's in charge of America's schools? . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Russakoff, Dale. 2015. The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Russakoff, Dale. The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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Russakoff, Dale. The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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