ERIC Number: EJ1197862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Happy (and Not so Happy) Accidents of Bush-Obama School Reform
Hess, Frederick M.; McShane, Michael Q.
Phi Delta Kappan, v100 n4 p31-35 Dec 2018-Jan 2019
Drawing upon their new edited volume of essays looking back on the school reforms of the Bush and Obama years, the authors explain just how few of those reforms went according to plan. Some of the unexpected outcomes were positive, they note, pointing to the improvement of school data systems and the bipartisan compromise that put an end to No Child Left Behind. Some of them were negative, such as a public backlash against achievement testing in general and the implementation of the Common Core in particular. And all of them should lead reformers to question their own certainty about how their policy ideas will play out.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics of Education, Public Opinion, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy, Presidents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001