The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

by Russakoff, Dale (Author)

ISBN: 9780544810907

Format: Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Mariner Books, August 2016

Product Dimensions: 7.9 L × 5.2 W × 0.9 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: One of the most important books on education to come along in years. New York Times Book Review A New York Times Notable Book . A Best Book of the Year, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, The New Yorker, and Publishers Weekly . A Best History Book of 2015, Amazon . Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Impeccably researched . . . Russakoff pulls readers in with richly drawn real-world characters. Atlantic Stunning . . . Russakoff s narrative is rich with details and anecdotes that showcase the quality of her writing and bring Newark to life. Chicago Tribune When Mark Zuckerberg announced his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark schools and create an education model that could be applied to any city in the nation, it looked like a huge win for New Jersey politicians Cory Booker and Chris Christie. But their plan met the opposition of Newark s key education players, who were fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-a-year system a prize that, for generations, had enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark s students. With deeply drawn portraits of everyone from the philanthropists throwing millions at a haphazard plan, to the teachers fighting to reach students damaged by extreme poverty and violence, The Prize is a riveting account of the complexities and challenges that face all of America s failing schools. Russakoff provides insights that should prove useful both to contemporary school reformers and to citizens hoping to understand their efforts. Washington Post A moving and thought-provoking book . . . Invaluable. New York Times

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