The Prize

Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker set out to reform failing schools.

By Dale Russakoff Read by Pete Cross Commentary / Education / Nonfiction / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 8h 44m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							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.
Reviews

Best of 2015 - *New York Times Notable List*

Best of 2015 - *Publisher's Weekly Best List*

"The Prize may well be on of the most important books on education to come along in years." - The New York Times

Starred Review. One of The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015 - Publishers Weekly

"...an engrossing look at the school reform movement and the hard lessons learned in Newark." - Booklist online