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A Good Investment?Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School$
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Amy Brown

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691128

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.001.0001

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Privatization and Political Spectacle in Education

Privatization and Political Spectacle in Education

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(p.1) Introduction Privatization and Political Spectacle in Education
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A Good Investment?
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Amy Brown

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0001

The Introduction discusses how College Preparatory Academy created its own in-house nonprofit organization, which the authors calls “the Foundation,” in 2008, in order to solicit funds from the private sector, most notably a corporate law firm in midtown Manhattan, which the author calls “the Firm.” It also breaks down the statistics of racial diversity within the student population and teacher population at the school, and the percentage rate for graduation and college acceptance. It talks about the history of College Preparatory Academy and the author’s own history with teaching. The Introduction lays out the main argument of the book through a brief anecdote about a benefit for College Prep. It also lays out a basic theoretical framework for the argument in the book.

Keywords:   College Preparatory Academy, in-house, nonprofit organization, private sector, funds, racial diversity, anecdote, students, teachers, theoretical framework

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