Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving America's Urban Schools

Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving America's Urban Schools

By: Larry Cuban (editor), Michael Usdan (editor)Hardback

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This authoritative and eye-opening volume examines governance changes in six cities during the 1990s, where either mayoral control of schools has occurred or where noneducators have been appointed to lead school districts. Featuring up-close, in-depth case studies of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, and Seattle, this book explores the reasons why these cities chose to alter their traditional school governance structures and analyzes what happened when the reforms were implemented and whether or not teachers and students performed better because of them.

About Author

Larry Cuban is Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University and Michael Usdan is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C., where he served as the organization's president for 20 years.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807742938
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780807742938
  • ISBN10: 0807742937

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