Reinventing America's Schools

Creating a 21st Century Education System
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Product Number: DD33213
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681688596
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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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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Reinventing America's Schools
Product Number: BX00104222
Product Number:Z100107123
Product Number:DD33213

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Author(s): David Osborne
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Product Number Z100107123
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688602
Author(s): David Osborne
Product Number EB00706450
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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