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ERIC Number: ED441925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 312
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-3884-0
Fighting To Save Our Urban Schools...and Winning! Lessons from Houston.
McAdams, Donald R.
This book is the story of school reform in Houston, Texas, where student achievement has risen, the dropout rate has been reduced, and administrative costs have dropped. This first-person account, written by a participant in the successful reform process, outlines lessons for urban school reform from the Houston experience. The chapters are: (1) "The Battle for 'Beliefs and Visions'"; (2) "Empowering Houston's Schools"; (3) "The Great 32 Percent Tax Increase"; (4) "Neighborhood Wars"; (5) "The Long, Bumpy Road to Accountable Schools"; (6) "Some Accountability for Employees"; (7) "The Wonderful Cacophony of a Free People Disagreeing"; (8) "Decentralizing the School District"; (9) "Improving District Operations"; (10) "The Demise of the Reform Board"; (11) "The Voters Determine the Future of HISD"; (12) "Stop HISD Bonds"; (13) "228 Ways To Save a Bundle"; (14) "A New Beginning for HISD"; and (15) "Lessons from Houston." (Contains 252 references.) (SLD)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3884-0, $19.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3885-9, $46). Tel: 212-678-3963.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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