Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed educational scholars and experts who share a critical view of the standards and testing movement explore the major reform issues currently facing American educational institutions. The analysis covers the role states play, the results of reform efforts in urban sections of New York and Boston, and the reform positions taken by unions.
Table of Contents
The educationally challenged American school district / Evans Clinchy -- A journey toward autonomy / Linda Nathan and Larry Myatt -- Smarter charters? : creating Boston's pilot schools / Robert Pearlman -- The state's role in shaping a progressive vision of public education / Dan French -- A day in the life of a teacher in a small school / Meredith Gavrin -- Why wasn't I taught this way? / Ellalinda Rustique-Forrester -- The transformation of one large urban high school : the Julia Richman education complex / Ann Cook -- Birthing new visions schools / Beth Lief -- School reform : a system's approach / Judith A. Rizzo -- The role of a union in school-system reform / David Sherman -- Inching toward reform in New York City : the coalition campus schools project / Linda Darling-Hammond ... et al. -- Can the odds be changed? : what it will take to make small schools ordinary practice / Deborah Meier -- Contexts of productive learning, governance, charter schools, pilot schools, the creation of settings, and the wailing wall / Seymour Sarason -- The new American school district / Evans Clinchy.