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The Wizard of Ed

Jonathan A. Knee

in Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179287
eISBN:
9780231543330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The IPO of Edison Schools in 1999 was the culmination of building optimism about the potential to transform public education for the better. Edison represented the powerful proposition that a private ... More


Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Jonathan A. Knee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179287
eISBN:
9780231543330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The past thirty years have seen dozens of otherwise successful investors try to improve education through the application of market principles. They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative ... More


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