The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Yes, I am the target audience for this book. Russakoff did an excellent job of telling the story of Newark Public Schools, Mark Zuckerberg’s money, the relationship of Chris Christie and Cory Booker, and what actually happens to $200 million in government. Russakoff tells the story in such a graceful manner. There is no equivocating in her story. I loved her writing.

Spoiler alert: $200 million does not flow into the classrooms; rather consultants tied to the power brokers and teacher contracts soak up reform money. The balance basically went to charters.

This was an expensive lesson for the young billionaire.

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