Reinventing America's Schools

Creating a 21st Century Education System
Product Number: EB00706450
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781632869937
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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From David Osborne, the author of Reinventing Government-a biting analysis of the failure of America's public schools and a comprehensive plan for revitalizing American education.In Reinventing America's Schools, David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and presents a theory that will do for American schools what his New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government did for public governance in 1992. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate their school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District (RSD), created to turn around failing schools, gradually transformed all of its New Orleans schools into charter schools, and the results are shaking the very foundations of American education. Test scores, school performance scores, graduation and dropout rates, ACT scores, college-going rates, and independent studies all tell the same story: the city's RSD schools have tripled their effectiveness in eight years. Now other cities are following suit, with state governments reinventing failing schools in Newark, Camden, Memphis, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Oakland. In this book, Osborne uses compelling stories from cities like New Orleans and lays out the history and possible future of public education. Ultimately, he uses his extensive research to argue that in today's world, we should treat every public school like a charter school and grant them autonomy, accountability, diversity of school designs, and parental choice.

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Author(s): David Osborne
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2017

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Author(s): David Osborne
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Product Number DD33213
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688596
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Author(s): David Osborne
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688602

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