ERIC Number: ED429094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions: Federal Education Policy in the Twenty-First Century.
Kanstoroom, Marci, Ed.; Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.
Contributors to this collection examine how today's federal education programs work and show how, instead of working for school improvement, these programs have begun to function as obstacles to the efforts of reform-minded states and schools. The following essays are included: (1) "Overview: Thirty-Four Years of Dashed Hopes" (Chester E. Finn, Jr., Marci Kanstoroom, and Michael J. Petrilli); (2) "Title I: Despite the Best of Intentions" (Tyce Palmaffy); (3) "Title I: Wrong Help at the Wrong Time" (Stanley Pogrow); (4) "Title II: Does Professional Development Work?" (John R. Phillips and Marci Kanstoroom); (5) "Title IV: Neither Safe nor Drug Free" (Matthew Rees); (6) "School-to-Work: Right Problem, Wrong Solution" (Carol Innerst); (7) "Michigan: Setting Priorities Straight" (John Engler); (8) "Arizona: Back Off, Washington" (Lisa Graham Keegan); (9) "Pennsylvania: Vesting Power in the People" (Eugene W. Hickok); (10) "Colorado: Trust but Verify" (William J. Maloney and Richard G. Elmer); (11) "Houston: Washington...We Have a Problem" (Susan Sclafani and Don McAdams); (12) "Student Performance: The National Agenda in Education" (Diane Ravitch); and (13) "Getting It Right the Eighth Time: Reinventing the Federal Role" (Paul T. Hill). Each chapter contains endnotes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Inst. for Policy Research, New York, NY.; Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act