The prize: who's in charge of America's schools?

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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. "--
A behind-the-scenes account of the high-stakes race to reform Newark's failing schools draws on inside access to such figures as Mark Zuckerbeg, Cory Booker, and Chris Christie to offer insight into the initiative's obstacles, detractors, and economic realities.
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subject_facetBooker, Cory
Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Christie, Chris
Education -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Finance
Education -- Political aspects -- New Jersey -- Newark
Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Education and state -- New Jersey
Educational change -- New Jersey -- Newark
Educational equalization -- New Jersey
Electronic books
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Public schools -- New Jersey -- Newark
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
School districts -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Finance
Students -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Appropriations and expenditures
Zuckerberg, Mark, -- 1984-
title_displayThe prize : who's in charge of America's schools?
title_fullThe prize : who's in charge of America's schools? / Dale Russakoff
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools? [electronic resource] / Dale Russakoff
title_shortThe prize
title_subwho's in charge of America's schools?
topic_facetAppropriations and expenditures
Booker, Cory
Christie, Chris
Education
Education and state
Educational change
Educational equalization
Electronic books
Finance
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Political aspects
Public schools
School districts
Students
Zuckerberg, Mark