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Spinning Wheels The Politics of Urban School Reform

ISBN-10: 0815736355
ISBN-13: 9780815736356
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 11/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 9.06" wide x 9.06" long x 0.26" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess studies K-12 and higher education issues. His books include The Same Thing Over and Over, Education Unbound, Common Sense School Reform, Revolution at the Margins, Spinning Wheels, and Cage-Busting Leadership (Harvard Education Press, February 2013). He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, "Rick Hess Straight Up." Hess's work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as Teachers College Record, Harvard Education Review, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, American Politics Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, U.S. News & World Report, National Affairs, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlantic and National Review. He has edited widely cited volumes on education philanthropy, school costs and productivity, the impact of education research, and No Child Left Behind.nbsp; Hess serves as executive editor of Education Next, as lead faculty member for the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program, and on the review boards for the Broad Prize in Urban Education and the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. He also serves on the boards of directors of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 4.0 SCHOOLS, and the American Board for the Certification of Teaching Excellence. A former high school social studies teacher, he has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Rice University and Harvard University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, as well as an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, from Harvard University.

The Politics
The Politics of Urban School Reform
Organizational and Personal Incentives for Reform
The Supporting Players in Urban School Reform
The Evidence
The Dizzying Pace of Urban School Reform
A Political Explanation of Policy Selection
Community Context and Urban School Reform
The Effectiveness of Urban School Reform
The Possibilities
The Spinning Wheels of Reform: Getting Unstuck
Conducting the Study
List of Districts Studied
Summary Data on Respondents
OLS Regression Results for Chapter 6
References
Index

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