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Brill goes into great detail in studying the birth and evolution of the education reform movement.
Steven Brill makes no effort to support his conclusions with research, merely draws sweeping conclusions from a few select data points.
If you worry about where we are going with the next generation, this is one book you need to read.
This book reveals much of the old that has to change! The "good old boy" system of unions has crippled the old system and damaged the opportunities for students to reach... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. H. Craven
this is an amazing book. so much has been written about why our urban schools are failing but this book explains a lot using the example of a charter school and a public one that... Read morePublished 12 months ago by mystery nut
A must read for any parent that wants to understand the issues surrounding the education of their children. I now understand why I have been so disappointed with our PTA. Read morePublished 13 months ago by V Cross
No matter what your political persuasion, this book should insult any sense of fairness that you have. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gaucho36
Brill does a great job finding the root of the problem with public education. With story after story, he makes a compelling case that the teachers unions are hampering education... Read morePublished 20 months ago by PJ Green
it is must reading for anyone who wants to understand the national discussion about accountability of teachers and the educational system. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Andrew A. Goldman
The book consists largely of a series of disconnected vignettes of various players in the war over our schools--a writing style quite reminiscent of his day's as a semi-gossip... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Interested customer
Steven Brill in Class Warfare: Inside the fight to Fix America's Schools has accomplished the impossible; making education policy exciting and interesting. Read morePublished on November 11, 2012 by Lynn
Stephen Brill has written a great book about the school reform movement. It is a work of non fiction but I was literally turning from page to page as the way he told the story... Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Sean