ERIC Number: ED390162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
What Governors Need To Know about Education Reform.
Higginbotham, Marla, Ed.
This book offers 24 perspectives from educators, students, advocates, journalists, policymakers, and citizens on education reform and the importance of improving America's schools and school systems. Articles include the following: (1) "What Only a Governor Can Do" (Lamar Alexander); (2) "Governors and the National Education Goals" (Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.); (3) "The Touch of a Teacher" (Sharon M. Draper); (4) "We All Pay the Price of Children's Poverty" (Marian Wright Edelman); (5) "It Won't Fix Itself" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); (6) "Getting Down in the Trenches" (Keith Geiger); (7) "Reforms That Failed and Reforms That Worked" (Ira Glass); (8) "Partners for Progress--Advocates for Change" (Joseph T. Gorman); (9) "Language Minority Students: Challenges and Promises" (Kenju Hakuta); (10) "Help Us Help Ourselves" (Darlene Hidalgo); (11) "A Demographer's View" (Harold L. Hodgkinson); (12) "Remembering 'The Forgotten Half'" (Harold Howe, II); (13) "Education Reform: Impertinent Issues and Pertinent Questions" (Sharon Lynn Kagan); (14) "Accepting Teachers as Experts" (Megan C. Lawson); (15) "Improving the Scientific Literacy of Teachers and Students" (Leon M. Lederman); (16) "Change in Public Schools" (Bertha O. Pendleton); (17) "Improving Education Performance" (Hilary Pennington); (18) "Making High School Count" (Lauren B. Resnick); (19) "The Challenge for New Governors: Leading Education Reform in the Late 1990s" (Richard W. Riley); (20) "Making Quality Count" (Roy Romer); (21) "The Public Looks at School Reform" (Albert Shanker); (22) "Up the Down Staircase" (Leila Sinclaire); (23) "Listening as a School Reform Strategy" (Deborah Wadsworth); and (24) "In Our Nation's Best Interest: Achieving Educational Excellence for Latinos" (Raul Yzaguirre). (LMI)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Policy Formation, School Restructuring
National Governors' Association, 444 N. Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1512.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.