The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

New York Times bestseller, and "notable book of 2015" at both the NYT and Washington Post. In 2010, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to save Newark, New Jersey's failing public school system and, by so doing, create a blueprint for successful public-private educational partnerships nationwide. This book chronicles how and why the venture largely failed, and how it helped inform and improve Zuckerberg's subsequent forays into educational philanthropy.

Submitted by Mara Caputo

Dale Russakoff, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
ISBN: 9780547840055



Reviewed by Mara Caputo
December 3, 2015