ERIC Number: ED424171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Responsibilities of Citizen Policymakers and the Place of Public Opinion in Education Reform.
Delattre, Edwin J.
This paper addresses the role of serving the public interest and how that relates to education. The document provides specific examples of how education reform efforts in Massachusetts often were couched in such vague terms as to be ineffective in establishing educational standards. The paper discusses how politics influences educational policy and what attempts have been made to straighten out some of the confusion. The paper cites examples of the vagaries of educational jargon found in the educational mandates and how the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 has been undercut. The document advocates that citizen policy makers must be prepared to keep doing the same work over and over again, repeatedly addressing the same tendencies in education toward imprecision and vagueness that are inimical to reform. (EH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts