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ERIC Number: EJ785633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 45
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 127
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Keep It Cheap, Keep It Local, and Keep It Coming: Standards-Based Accountability Reform in Wisconsin
Brown, Christopher P.
Educational Policy, v22 n2 p250-294 2008
Through a multiple perspectives model that incorporates the normative, symbolic, and political perspectives, the author analyzes the emergence of standards-based accountability reform in the state of Wisconsin. His analysis offers insight into the effectiveness of various political actors' attempts to alter the state's education systems. Through this case study, the author contends that these policy makers' attempts to reform Wisconsin's systems of education are kept in check by the principles of cheap and local reform. Thus, to achieve change, these principles of cheap and local reform create a policy environment in which stakeholders must offer a continuous series of reform initiatives in hope that some of their policies might slip through an open policy window. (Contains 3 tables and 28 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin