Debunking the 'reform' agenda

Gentzel, Thomas J.
June 2013
American School Board Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 200 Issue 6, p32
The author reflects on reforms and educational change in the U.S. public school system. He states that public schools are expected to educate all students to a high level in order to maintain the country's competitiveness in the global market. Despite these expectations and improvements in academic achievement, he notes that some disadvantaged schools have underperformed. In response, he suggests that policymakers intent on making a profit from certain reforms should have less influence.


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