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Burch, Patricia – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Key legislative objectives for the US Federal educational policy over the past several decades relied heavily on quasi-market strategies (such as school rating, school closure, the contracting out of schools) as central levers in "reforming" public schools. Using financial data on 11 national for-profit firms contracting with schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Public Education, Federal Legislation
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Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Context Effect, Public Schools, Social Influences
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Ward, Cynthia V. – Journal of Education Finance, 2005
Debate over the proper identification and placement of gifted children in public schools is not new. But the pressure put on public schools by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 has brought advocates and opponents of gifted education into starker conflict. This presents a chance to reexamine the foundational premises of the argument in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Form Classes (Languages), Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth