ERIC Number: ED573475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Sousa, Richard, Ed.
Hoover Institution Press
The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in US education and in the achievement of American children--provided that people seize the opportunities at hand and are not deterred by the obstacles to change. In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education examine both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead, informed by where US education has been, what changes--some, but not all, for the better--have been made in recent years, and what's still required for the comprehensive overhaul that this vital enterprise so urgently needs. Following a Foreword by John Raisian and Introduction by Chester E. Finn Jr., the following chapters are included: (1) Rethinking Governance (Paul T. Hill); (2) Boosting Teacher Effectiveness (Eric A. Hanushek); (3) Facing the Union Challenge (Terry M. Moe); (4) Transforming via Technology (John E. Chubb); (5) Expanding the Options (Herbert J. Walberg); (6) Implementing Standards and Testing (Williamson M. Evers); (7) Holding Students to Account (Paul E. Peterson); (8) Strengthening the Curriculum (Tom Loveless); (9) Covering the Costs (Caroline M. Hoxby); (10) Relying on Evidence (Grover "Russ" Whitehurst); and (11) Educating Smart Kids, Too (Chester E. Finn Jr.).
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Teacher Effectiveness, Unions, Teacher Associations, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, School Choice, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Accountability, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Costs, Evidence Based Practice, Academically Gifted
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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