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ERIC Number: ED519619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-2264-5173-2
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Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools
Koyama, Jill P.
University of Chicago Press
A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies--the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations--and to pay them with federal funds. "Making Failure Pay" takes a hard look at the implications of this new blurring of the boundaries between government, schools, and commerce in New York City, the country's largest school district. As Jill P. Koyama explains in this revelatory book, NCLB--a federally legislated, state-regulated, district-administered, and school-applied policy--explicitly legitimizes giving private organizations significant roles in public education. Based on her three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Koyama finds that the results are political, problematic, and highly profitable. Bringing to light these unproven, unregulated private companies' almost invisible partnership with the government, "Making Failure Pay" lays bare the unintended consequences of federal efforts to eliminate school failure--not the least of which is more failure. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001