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Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Jill P. Koyama


A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations—and to pay them with federal funds. This book takes a hard look at the implications of this new blurring of the boundaries between government, schools, and commerce in New York City, the country's largest school district. As it explains, NCLB—a federally legislated, state-regulated, district-administered, and school-applied policy—explicitly legitimizes giving private organizations significa ... More

Keywords: for-profit corporations, NCLB, after-school tutoring, New York City, school failure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226451732
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill P. Koyama, author