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The prize [electronic resource] : Who's in Charge of America's Schools?. Dale Russakoff.

Russakoff, Dale. (Author). Cross, Pete. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781681417028 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2015.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Pete Cross.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 238810 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Education.
Genre: Electronic books.

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