Making School Reform Work
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Making School Reform Work by Paul T. Hill
Book DescriptionBringing change to our public school system is hard, and the current system of education governance creates barriers that can make that reform even harder. Here six authorities in public education discuss how local philanthropies can overcome them even if school districts cannot. Making School Reform Work identifies new institutions that can be created by foundations and civic groups to remedy deficiencies in local school governance, formulate bold reforms, and guarantee implementation. These institutions include incubators for starting new schools, independent data analysis centers, public-private partnerships for recruitment and training of school leaders, and new ways of funding and managing school facilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815736417
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul T. Hill
Democratic Constitution for Public Education, Paperback (November 2014)
America's education system faces a stark dilemma: it needs governmental oversight, rules and regulations, but it also needs to be adaptable enough to address student needs and the many different problems that can arise at any given school - something that large educational bureaucracies are notoriously bad at. The authors offer a solution.
Reinventing Public Education, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Paul T. Hill
Discusses the heated debate raging on the US nation's schools, with proposals ranging from imposing national standards to replacing public education altogether with a voucher system for private schools. This study proposes a solution to the problem by finding a middle ground between these extremes.
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Author Biography - Paul T. Hill
Paul T. Hill is coauthor (with Mary Beth Celio) of Fixing Urban Schools (Brookings, 1998) and (with Christing Campbell and James Harvey) of It Takes a City (Brookings, 2000). He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, and a research professor at the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, USA. James Harvey is a senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, USA. He is also a Seattle-based consultant. A former appointee in the Carter administration, he helped develop the landmark report Nation at Risk for the National Commission on Excellence in Education .
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