Burning Cash: How Costly Public School Failures have Charred the American Dream (Paperback)
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Burning Cash: How Costly Public School Failures have Charred the American Dream (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 25/02/2014
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By reliably quantifying the nature of student engagement at the classroom level, teachers and administrators are supplied a powerfully telling barometer by which to gauge educational quality. Also left at educational leaders' disposal are data-informed guideposts that illuminate the improvement work left to be done. As Los Angeles Schools' John Deasy champions in the book's foreword, when student higher-order thinking balloons and disengagement is eradicated, test score spikes are extreme and sustained, no matter the school district's zip code. And that means the promise of the American dream is enlivened without additionally burdening deficit-riddled budgets.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781610485289
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 230 x 149 x 18 mm


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This book reads more like a novel because in so many instances, those of us that are in the trenches of K-12 find ourselves living in many of the pages of the manuscript. The book is familiar, yet hard to put down! -- Cedric Lewis, CFO of Rockford Schools
No region in the world is immune to the ill effects of a poorly educated populace, and America is no exception. Evidence strongly suggests that there is a direct correlation between educational attainment and quality of life, including everything from economic prosperity to life expectancy itself. Though billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are spent every year on public education, this has not always translated to better academic performance. And Collins' book clearly shows that we cannot simply buy our way to better educational outcomes. This unfortunate reality affects EVERY American. Now more than ever, educators must identify ways to maximize their use of public dollars. Within this book is a clear message that it cannot be just business as usual. The nation's future is at stake. Read the book! -- Ron McPherson, executive director of finance, Knox County Schools
Collins takes a different angle in challenging the longstanding debate on effective public educational reform....Burning Cash is a provocative attack on the status quo. -- Peter Cappelli, professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Burning Cash...provides an honest review of the struggles in American education. In the book, Collins skillfully provides a thoughtful analysis of educational best practices. Burning Cash offers common sense solutions to ensure that our nation's students indeed achieve the American Dream. -- Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools

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