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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan – 2002
This paper explores the potential pitfalls associated with the new federal accountability role precipitated by the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act. The paper presents worst-case scenarios with the assumption that it is worthwhile to consider the potential for unanticipated consequences so as to avoid problems before they occur. After…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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Goldhaber, Dan – Educational Researcher, 2000
Responds to an article on school choice that claims that increased school choice likely has little effect on overall student achievement, arguing that it is premature to judge the impact of school choice and competition and that analysts should not be bounded by perceived political constraints when examining public policies designed to increase…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, Educational Policy, Educational Vouchers