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Andrea Gabor - "After the Education Wars"

Andrea Gabor - "After the Education Wars"

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
Warwick's, 92037

On Monday, January 7th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Andrea Gabor to discuss and sign her new book After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform. A former editor at Business Week and U.S. News & World Report, Andrea Gabor is the chair of business journalism at Baruch College and the author of three books: the bestselling The Man Who Discovered Quality, The Capitalist Philosophers, and Einstein’s Wife. She won a Nation Institute fellowship to study charter schools in New Orleans. She lives in New York City. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In an entirely fresh take on school reform, business journalist and bestselling author Andrea Gabor argues that Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and other leaders of the prevailing education-reform movement have borrowed all the wrong lessons from the business world. After the Education Wars explains how the market-based measures and carrot-and-stick incentives informing today's reforms are out of sync with the nurturing culture that good schools foster and - contrary to popular belief - at odds with the best practices of thriving twenty-first-century companies as well.

These rich, detailed stories of real reform in action illustrate how enduring change must be deeply collaborative and relentlessly focused on improvement from the grass roots up--lessons also learned from both the open-source software and quality movements. The good news is that solutions born of this philosophy are all around us: from Brockton, Massachusetts, where the state's once-failing largest high school now sends most graduates to college, to Leander, Texas, a large district where school improvement, spurred by the ideas of quality guru W. Edwards Deming, has become a way of life.

A welcome exception to the doom-and-gloom canon of education reform, After the Education Wars makes clear that what's needed is not more grand ideas, but practical and informed ways to grow the best ones that are already transforming schools.