Hired Guns on Astroturf: How to Buy and Sell School Reform

@article{Barkan2012HiredGO,
  title={Hired Guns on Astroturf: How to Buy and Sell School Reform},
  author={Joanne Barkan},
  journal={Dissent},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={49 - 57}
}
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