After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform
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Praise for After the Education Wars
"After the Education Wars offers a series of powerful counternarratives that challenge the deeply flawed, corporate-based school reform movement. . . . this is a useful, and exceedingly timely, book."
--Democracy & Education
"In her book After the Education Wars, Andrea Gabor shows how business reforms have hurt public education, impeded teaching and learning, and alienated students and families. Just as important, she highlights schools that have pushed back against privatization and the relentless focus on accountability by 'creating a climate of trust and respect' among educators and local communities."
"The education wars have been demoralizing for teachers. . . . After the Education Wars helps us to see a better way forward."
--Cathy N. Davidson, The New York Times Book Review
"This book belongs alongside Diane Ravitch's works on education, and Dale Russakoff's The Prize. It will appeal to serious readers seeking to understand the current state of education reform, how it's practiced, the pitfalls, and what does and doesn't work."
--Library Jounal (Starred Review)
"[After the Education Wars is] a truly excellent and thoughtful book . . . that should be read by everyone with an interest in our schools."
--George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001
"I hope you will buy and read Andrea Gabor's After the Education Wars . . . . Gabor's chapter on New Orleans is a masterpiece of journalism and investigative reporting."
--Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Error and The Death and Life of the Great American School System
"A must-read for educators, superintendents, and policy leaders."
--Rakesh Khurana, professor of leadership development, Harvard Business School, and author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
"Gabor convincingly argues that teachers, principals, and community members have already answered many of the educational questions with which so many continue to grapple. Read this book. Again and again, read this book."
--Noliwe Rooks, director of American studies, Cornell University, and author of Cutting School
"Drawing on a fascinating and diverse set of cases, Andrea Gabor reflects on how schools in the United States can provide a quality public education for all."
--Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of The Disciplined Mind
"This book belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in genuine education reform."
--David L. Kirp, professor of public policy, UC Berkeley, and author of Improbable Scholars
"A radical departure from the top-down models educational reformers have been imposing on schools for a generation."
--Peter Cappelli, professor of management, the Wharton School, and author of Will College Pay Off?
"A seamless, searing critique of paradigm encroachment and an enlightened path forward."
--Samuel E. Abrams, director, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, and author of Education and the Commercial Mindset
"Compelling and highly readable."
--Richard D. Kahlenberg, author of Tough Liberal
Praise for Andrea Gabor's The Capitalist Philosophers
"Well-balanced portraits...[Gabor] has a good eye for the revealing details."
--Harvard Business Review
"A sweeping account of management in the twentieth century."
Praise for Andrea Gabor's The Man Who Discovered Quality
"Accessible and enjoyable."
"A must for all business collections."
Praise for Andrea Gabor's Einstein's Wife
"Combines excellent research with lively writing."