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Author Finn, Chester E., Jr., 1944- author.
Title Exam schools : inside America's most selective public high schools / Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Jessica A. Hockett.
Publisher Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
 Book Stacks  LB1620 .F46 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 255 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents History and context -- Searching for needles in the high school haystack -- Exploring a new constellation -- Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL -- School Without Walls, Washington, DC -- Central High School Magnet Career Academy, Louisville, KY -- Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, TX -- Jones College Prep, Chicago, IL -- Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA -- Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY -- Pine View School for the Gifted, Osprey, FL -- Oxford Academy, Cypress, CA -- Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ -- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Annandale, VA -- Similarities and differences -- Dilemmas and challenges -- Conclusions -- Appendix I: Selection process and school list -- Appendix II: Survey questions.
ISBN 9780691156675 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691156670 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subject High schools -- United States -- Case studies.
Public schools -- United States -- Case studies.
College preparation programs -- United States -- Case studies.
Alt Author Hockett, Jessica A., author.

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