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Hidden markets : the new education privatization

Author: Patricia Burch
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Critical social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Across the U.S., test publishers, software companies, and research firms are swarming to take advantage of the revenues made available by the No Child Left Behind Act. In effect, the education industry has assumed a central place in the day-to-day governance and administration of public schools - a trend that has gone largely unnoticed by policymakers or the press until now. Drawing on analytic tools, Hidden  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Burch
ISBN: 9780415955676 041595567X 9780203883945 0203883942 9780415955669 0415955661
OCLC Number: 234234071
Description: xv, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Trends and origins --
Inside the market --
Privatization and its intermediaries --
Shadow privatization: local experiences with supplemental education services --
Invisible influences: for-profit firms and virtual charter schools --
In the interstices: benchmark assessments, district contracts, and nclb --
Working for transparency --
Appendix A: research design and methodology --
Appendix B: new privatization trends and questions conjoined --
Appendix C: basic information on companies.
Series Title: Critical social thought.
Responsibility: Patricia Burch.
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Across the US, test publishers, software companies, and research firms are swarming to take advantage of the revenues made by the No Child Left Behind Act. This title examines domains that the  Read more...

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This book should not be interpreted as a polemic against NCLB or private providers, but instead it should be seen as turning the light on in the basement and exposing the dark corners....Burch is Read more...

 
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