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The Blackboard and the Bottom Line

Why Schools Can't be Businesses

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The Blackboard and the Bottom Line by Larry Cuban
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In this provocative new book, Larry Cuban, one of the most distinguished scholars in education, takes aim at the alluring cliche that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education. Not only are schools by their nature not businesslike, Cuban argues, but the attempt to run them along business lines leads to dangerous over-standardization - of tests, and of goals for our children. Why should we think that there is such a thing as one best school?

Author Biography

Larry Cuban is Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University and past president of the American Educational Research Association.
Release date NZ
September 18th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Harvard University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
140x210x20
ISBN-13
9780674025387
Product ID
2065826

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