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This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of School Choice © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC; the Journal of School Choice is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15582159.2012.650106 Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools, by Steven Brill. (Simon and Schuster, 2011; 496…

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Aug 28 2011

Class Warfare: Fact Checking Pages 401 to 437

pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 This book is close to over though the story that it chronicles is far from over. For this reason I know that, depending on how Brill chooses to wrap this up,…

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Aug 26 2011

Class Warfare: Fact Checking Pages 351 to 400

pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 Note: This is a continuation of the last post, so be sure to read that one first. Page 351:  A school administrator said about Weingarten’s criticism of TFA “she’d be glad…

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Aug 26 2011

Class Warfare: Fact Checking Pages 301 to 350

pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 A commenter on part 3 asked if this was really fact checking or just analysis.  Well, I guess it’s both.  There really aren’t very many ‘facts’ to check, so I thought…

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pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 In the first 100 pages, we meet the main characters and learn about successful charter schools.  In the second 100 pages, we learn that a major cause of the problems in…

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pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 Realizing that many people reading my blog don’t have the book to follow along with, I’m going to add more context in this post than the previous one. The first 100…

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Aug 20 2011

Class Warfare: Fact checking pages 1 through 100

pages 1 to 100 pages 101 to 200 pages 201 to 300 pages 301 to 350 pages 351 to 400 pages 401 to 437 When the new book ‘Class Warfare’ came out, the story of the current ed reform movement featuring TFA and KIPP, I refused to buy it, since I didn’t want anyone to…

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