Unbundling Promises and Problems

November 2010
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2010, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p48
The article discusses the challenges of unbundling of schools, meaning deconstructing and reforming their routines and structures. The authors explore unbundling's impact on educational infrastructure and coherence, citing its potential to exacerbate problems of governance structure and increase inequality between schools. They question whether unbundling would improve instruction or change structures, and they question how political accountability would work in an unbundled system. The alternative option of rebundling is presented. The authors also suggest that educational providers should form instructional support networks.


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