ERIC Number: ED473467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving America's Urban Schools.
Cuban, Larry, Ed.; Usdan, Michael, Ed.
This collection of papers, purposely written in jargon-free language, is designed to inform policymakers, business leaders, educators, and civic-minded parents about the abiding complexities of urban school reform and the linkages between the success of schools and the vitality of cities. After the "Introduction: Learning from the Past" (Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan), seven papers are: (1) "The Businessman's Educator: Mayoral Takeover and Nontraditional Leadership in Chicago" (Dorothy Shipps); (2) "Boston: The Stars Finally in Alignment" (Michael Usdan and Larry Cuban); (3) "A Vision of Hope: A Case Study of Seattle's Two Nontraditional Superintendents" (Gary Yee and Barbara McCloud); (4) "Fast and Top-Down: Systemic Reform and Student Achievement in San Diego City Schools" (Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan); (5) "A Tall Order for Philadelphia's New Approach to School Governance: Heal the Political Rifts, Close the Budget Gap, and Improve the Schools" (William Lowe Boyd and Jolley Bruce Christman); (6) "The City-State Partnership to Reform Baltimore's Public Schools" (James G. Cibulka); and (7) "What Happened in the Six Cities?" (Larry Cuban and Michael Usdan). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Partnerships in Education, Politics of Education, Superintendents, Systems Approach, Urban Schools
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. (Paperbound: ISBN-0-8077-4292-9, $23.95; Hardbound: ISBN-0-8077-4293-7, $54). Tel: 212-678-3929; Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll-Free); Fax: 212-678-4149; Web site: http://www.tcpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: UPS Foundation, Inc., Greenwich, CT.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.