A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“Slight Creasing To Spine and Wear To Edges Of Pages”|
America is the richest nation in history, but ask young American students from whom their country won its independence, and the answers include Japan, China, and Canada. For decades our education standards have paled in comparison with those of other industrial and even Third World countries, while education costs have risen inexorably. The fact that our schools are in shambles has been the subject of endless debate, and the explanations have run the gamut: teachers are underpaid; students are undisciplined; teaching methods are wrong. But until w, one has persuasively identified the root problem: the teacher unions.
It is coincidence that the thirty-year decline in U.S. K-12 education, and the simultaneous surge in education spending, began at the same time that the modern teacher unions were created. Today, the biggest union in the country is the National Education Association, which has nearly 3 million members. Its agenda is t to provide better teaching in schools; it is to provide more money and benefits for teachers -- and, above all, for itself. It accomplishes this through collective bargaining muscle and by buying political influence. Even worse, the unions want to turn curriculum, textbooks, and grading standards into bargaining chips in labor negotiations.
In this devastating critique, Peter Brimelow exposes the teacher unions for what they are: a political and ecomic mopoly that is choking the education system, like the trusts that put a stranglehold on American business a hundred years ago. Until the unions are held accountable, and public schools opened up to market forces, education reform, matter how worthy, will succeed. It is time,Brimelow convincingly argues, to bust the Teacher Trust.
The Worm in the Apple paints an alarming picture of the bureaucratic parasite that has taken hold of our schools. It issues a clarion call to rescue students, parents, taxpayers and, t least, teachers -- from its grip.
|Publisher||HarperCollins Publishers Inc|
|Date of Publication||01/01/2003|
|Subject||Industrial Studies: General|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||182707415|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY|
|Country of Publication||United States|
Item must be returned within
30 days after the buyer receives it
There are 0 items available. Please enter a number less than or equal to 0.
Select a valid country.
Please enter a valid postcode.
Please enter five or nine numbers for the postcode.
Domestic handling time
Will usually post within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.
|Payment method||Preferred / Accepted|