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Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving Americas Urban Schools Larry Cuban

Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving Americas Urban Schools

Larry Cuban

Published December 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780807742921
Paperback
192 pages
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Drastic reform measures are being implemented in growing numbers of urban communities as the publics patience has finally run out with perpetually nonperforming public schools. This authoritative and eye-opening volume examines governance changes inMoreDrastic reform measures are being implemented in growing numbers of urban communities as the publics patience has finally run out with perpetually nonperforming public schools. 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.