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Finn, Chester E., Jr., 1944- author
Exam schools : inside America's most selective public high schools / Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Jessica A. Hockett
Alternate Title Inside America's most selective public high schools
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB1620 .F46 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) High schools -- United States -- Case studies
Public schools -- United States -- Case studies
College preparation programs -- United States -- Case studies
Physical Description viii, 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-247) and index
Contents 1. The big picture -- History and context -- Searching for needles in the high school haystack -- Exploring a new constellation -- 2. Inside the schools -- 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 -- 3. Summing up -- Dilemmas and challenges -- Conclusions
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2013
Alternate Author Hockett, Jessica A

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