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The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can't Be Businesses

Larry Cuban. The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can't Be Businesses Authors:Larry Cuban.
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Year:2005
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Pages:272
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Price:2378 rub.
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?Ford Motor Company would not have survived the competition had it not been for an emphasis on results. We must view education the same way,? the U.S. Secretary of Education declared in 2003. But is he right? In this provocative new book, Lary Cuban takes aim at the alluring clich? 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. In this straigt-talking book, one of the most distinguished scholars in education charts the Gilded Age beginnings of the influential view that American schools should be organized to meet the needs of American businesses, and run according to principles of cost-efficincy, bottom-line thinking, and customer satisfaction. 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,...

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