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Johnson, Jean – Kettering Foundation, 2014
At state and institutional levels, leaders are discussing and enacting policy changes that could shape the future of higher education for decades-especially public higher education. But when citizens talk about the mission of higher education today, their conversations are different from those of policymakers. How do their values and concerns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
Molnar, Alex; Garcia, David; Sullivan, Carolyn; McEvoy, Brendan; Joanou, Jamie – Commercialism in Education Research Unit, 2005
This annual report, in its seventh edition, found that Education Management Organizations (EMOs) tend to focus on managing charter primary schools and on enrolling relatively large numbers of students in those schools. Fifty-nine EMOs operate in 24 states and the District of Columbia, enrolling some 239,766 students. The report is the most…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Proprietary Schools, Privatization, Charts
Brown, Brett; Kirby, Gretchen; Botsko, Christopher – 1997
During the 1990s, an increasing number of states have become interested in social indicators as basic tools of governance. Many states have been working aggressively to develop programs and initiatives that make systematic use of social indicators, and to develop the underlying data system to measure and track such indicators. This report reviews…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Welfare