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Title Powerful reforms with shallow roots : improving America's urban schools / Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan, editors ; foreword by Elizabeth L. Hale.

Published New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2003]


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 UniM Bund  370.91732 POWE {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Elizabeth L. Hale -- Introduction: Learning from the Past / Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan -- 1. The Businessman's Educator: Mayoral Takeover and Nontraditional Leadership in Chicago / Dorothy Shipps -- 2. Boston: The Stars Finally in Alignment / Michael Usdan and Larry Cuban -- 3. A Vision of Hope: A Case Study of Seattle's Two Nontraditional Superintendents / Gary Yee and Barbara McCloud -- 4. Fast and Top-Down: Systemic Reform and Student Achievement in San Diego City Schools / Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan -- 5. A Tall Order for Philadelphia's New Approach to School Governance: Heal the Political Rifts, Close the Budget Gap, and Improve the Schools / William Lowe Boyd and Jolley Bruce Christman -- 6. The City-State Partnership to Reform Baltimore's Public Schools / James G. Cibulka -- 7. What Happened in the Six Cities? / Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan.
Summary Drastic reform measures are being implemented in growing numbers of urban communities as the public's 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.
Other author Cuban, Larry.
Usdan, Michael D.
Subject Education, Urban -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational change -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 0807742929 (paperback) No price
0807742937 (cloth) No price