ERIC Number: EJ1082255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Governing for Results on a Postcollective Bargaining Wisconsin School Board
Ford, Michael R.
Journal of School Choice, v9 n4 p529-550 2015
The popular narrative of Wisconsin's collective bargaining battle started out being about money. Should public employees pay more toward their healthcare? Can school districts offset state aid cuts using the additional revenue from employee healthcare contributions? Does collective bargaining have a cost? This article gives an overview of Wisconsin school boards, explains exactly how Act 10 increased their power, demonstrates why and how improved school board governance can have an impact on student achievement, reviews the changes Wisconsin school boards are making because of Act 10, and provides policy recommendations to improve both board governance behaviors, and the quality of policies enacted by school boards in the postcollective bargaining era.
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Governance, Governing Boards, Boards of Education, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, School District Autonomy, School District Spending, State Legislation, State Policy, Academic Achievement, Change, Accountability, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Practices, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin