Koyama, Jill P., Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Jill P. Koyama


Reports a study of certain New York City schools' efforts at implementing the Supplementary Education Services component of NCLB; employs ethnographic methods of research and actor-network theory; focuses on United Education, provider of these services; reports verbatim quotations from its providers and from other actors in and out of the public schools.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Implementation, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development


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