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.
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- Format:eAudiobook MP3
- Run-time:8 hours 29 mins
- File size:487.42MB
- Publisher:Dreamscape Media Audio
- Publication Date:08/09/2015