Capping Costs

Putting a Price Tag on School Reform

By (author) Gerard Giordano

Publication date:

03 November 2011

Length of book:

172 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781610484442

Early and recent school reformers demanded greater funding. They insisted that they needed it to protect children, the economy, and the nation. This book uses the case method to analyze the budgets that they proposed, the rhetoric that they employed, and the resistance that they encountered.
Dr. Giordano's book is a refreshing island in a sea stirred by electronic media and social networking. It uses problems outside of education as lenses through which to view today's fractured educational environment. It not only analyzes problems but teases out solutions that are based on practical experiences and realistic goals rather than media hype.