School Boards in America: A Flawed Exercise in Democracy (Hardcover)

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School boards spend almost $500 billion in taxpayer-provided funds, they employ more than 6 million people, offering pensions and lifetime health benefits that have helped build the obligation that has put state governments in fiscal peril. This book lifts the veil of obscurity from school boards and makes readers think about the issues.

About the Author


GENE I. MAEROFF Senior Fellow at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, where he was the founding director. He is also a former national education correspondent for the New York Times. He is the author of over a dozen books including The Guide to Suburban Public Schools, Team Building for School Change, School Smart Parent, Altered Destinies, and A Classroom of One
Product Details
ISBN: 9780230107588
ISBN-10: 0230107583
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 18th, 2011
Pages: 229
Language: English