The Prize

The Prize

Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781681417028
1681417022
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 44 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Cross, Pete - Narrator
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