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ERIC Number: ED502881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Case for Mayoral Control of Urban Schools. Education Outlook. No. 4
Hess, Frederick M.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Education reformers have long questioned whether school boards have become an anachronism. Pointing to promising efforts in Boston and New York City, some have argued for handing over control of school districts to mayors. A review of the research suggests that advocates overstate the evidence and underestimate the pitfalls, but, on balance, mayoral control is sensible for troubled, urban school systems. More important, however, there are clear design principles that must be adopted if this reform is to work as intended. (Contains 36 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York