ERIC Number: ED337888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Corporations and Urban School Reform: Lessons from Boston. Supporting Leaders for Tomorrow, Occasional Paper #12.
Cronin, Joseph M.
A historical overview of the relationship between the business community and the Boston public schools is provided in this paper, with a focus on outcomes of the Boston Compact--a commitment by the corporate community to provide Boston public school graduates with access to jobs if the Boston schools improved attendance, achievement, and completion rates. A review of business community activities is designed to refute the notion that Boston companies withdrew their financial support of public schools because of the school's failure to meet the compact's performance standards. The major point of this paper is that Boston corporations have supported public schools for over 20 years, not always successfully but with generally positive results. Lessons learned from the business/school collaborative experiences are discussed. An appendix contains information about the Institute for Educational Leadership. (9 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Private Financial Support, Public Schools, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.