ERIC Number: EJ808945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Market-Driven Age of Education: Challenges of Urban School Leadership
May, Judy J.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v20 n4 p28-34 Fall 2007
The school choice movement has become a major focus for traditional public school leaders. Facing declining student population and millions of dollars in lost funding, superintendents are now focused on the creation of effective market competition strategies. This represents not only a shift in thinking but adds another dimension to their leadership responsibilities. This qualitative study queried Ohio's large city superintendents regarding the effect of the market ideology on their school districts. Superintendents are compelled to respond to market forces because school choice options, such as charter schools, have a tremendous impact on public schools.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Choice, Urban Areas, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Public Schools, School Districts, Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001