ERIC Number: EJ1179504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning from Failure
Greene, Jay P.; McShane, Michael Q.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n8 p46-50 May 2018
Over the last two decades, federal and state policy makers have launched a number of ambitious, large-scale education reform initiatives--No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, and others--only to see them sputter and fail. In 2017, the authors convened a number of leading scholars to explore why those initiatives failed and what can be learned from them. Participants agreed that to be more successful in the future, reformers will need to balance ambition and urgency with humility, political acumen, and the ability to recognize when it's time to slow down or scale things back.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Failure, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Common Core State Standards, Program Effectiveness, Conflict, Decision Making, Politics of Education, Alignment (Education), Expertise, Policy Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top