Take steps to serve disadvantaged children, and other marginalized student groups with this practical, solution-oriented guide to equity-driven reform for school leaders. Includes case studies and reflective-discussion questions.
Chapter 2: What Reform has Taught us
What Reform has Taught us
Now is a good time to ask whether we are on the right path to better schools. If not, we had better change fast if we want to be competitive in the world.
Public education reform has been under way for the past fifty years, from President Lyndon Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act to President Obama's Race to the Top programs. Federal policy has shaped state and local education priorities, most recently creating a focus on innovation; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and college and career readiness. To understand whether reforms have succeeded, we need to define the problems they were meant to address. What circumstances catalyzed the nation's ...