4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2009
Hess is a perceptive observer of what he sees. Unfortunately, his observations and insights correlate only to the narrow world of for-profit charters and ed. services ventures. He gets it right on why schools and districts are hard to work with and hard to improve. However, his contributing commentators and his own examples and ideas are drawn from the small group of folks who think that economic forces are capable of becoming the driver in educational improvement, so the book is not nearly expansive or provocative enough to be as helpful as I had hoped.