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Gurney, Gerald; Lopiano, Donna A.; Zimbalist, Andrew – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
"Unwinding Madness" is the most comprehensive examination to date of how the NCAA has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics--and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has placed commercial success above its responsibilities to protect the academic primacy, health and well-being of…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Higher Education, Governance
Sperling, Gene B.; Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution Press, 2015
Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Economic Factors
Peterson, Paul E.; Henderson, Michael; West, Martin R. – Brookings Institution Press, 2014
A comprehensive exploration of 21st Century school politics, "Teachers versus the Public" offers the first comparison of the education policy views of both teachers and the public as a whole, and reveals a deep, broad divide between the opinions held by citizens and those who teach in the public schools. Among the findings: (1) Divisions…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Public Schools
Sawhill, Isabel V. – Brookings Institution Press, 2014
Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In "Generation Unbound," Isabel V. Sawhill…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Parents, Social Class, Social Mobility
Hanushek, Eric A.; Peterson, Paul E.; Woessmann, Ludger – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
The relative deficiencies of U.S. public schools are a serious concern to parents and policymakers. But they should be of concern to all Americans, as a globalizing world introduces new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity. In "Endangering Prosperity," a trio of experts on international education policy compares the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, Comparative Education, Educational Improvement
Manna, Paul, Ed.; McGuinn, Patrick, Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
America's fragmented, decentralized, politicized, and bureaucratic system of education governance is a major impediment to school reform. In this important new book, a number of leading education scholars, analysts, and practitioners show that understanding the impact of specific policy changes in areas such as standards, testing, teachers, or…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Failure, Decision Making
West, Darrell M. – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
Nearly a century ago, famed educator John Dewey said that "if we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." That wisdom resonates more strongly than ever today, and that maxim underlies this insightful look at the present and future of education in the digital age. As Darrell West makes clear, today's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration
Campbell, Christine; Gross, Betheny; Hill, Paul T. – Brookings Institution Press, 2012
Deficient urban schooling remains one of America's most pressing--and stubborn--public policy problems. This important new book details and evaluates a radical and promising new approach to K-12 education reform. "Strife and Progress" explains for a broad audience the "portfolio strategy" for providing urban education--its…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Springer, Matthew G., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2009
The concept of "pay for performance" for public school teachers is once again growing in popularity and use. U.S. education is now at a critical juncture that requires thoughtful and informed consideration of this policy innovation. "Performance Incentives" offers the most up-to-date and complete analysis yet of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public School Teachers, Job Performance, Incentives
West, Martin R., Ed.; Peterson, Paul E., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2007
Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Educational Change, Court Litigation
Belfield, Clive R., Ed.; Levin, Henry M., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2007
While the high cost of education draws headlines, the cost of not educating America's children goes largely ignored. "The Price We Pay" remedies this oversight by highlighting the private and public costs of inadequate education. In this volume, leading scholars from a broad range of fields--including economics, education, demography,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Finance, Costs, Educational Attainment
Burtless, Gary, Ed.; Pack, Janet Rothenberg, Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2006
Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, the "Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs" is an annual series that serves as a forum for cutting-edge, accessible research on urban policy. The editors seek to integrate broader research into the policy discussion by bringing urban studies scholars together with economists and…
Descriptors: Urban Studies, Neighborhoods, Social Change
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution Press, 2006
The 2006 Brown Center Report on American Education uses the latest and best evidence available to evaluate student achievement in America's schools. This year's report analyzes test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), assesses the validity of popular press accounts linking self-esteem and real world-relevance with…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Scores, Educational Assessment
Paxson, Christina, Ed.; Donahue, Elisabeth, Ed.; Orleans, Tracy, Ed.; Grisso, Jeane Ann, Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2006
The third volume of "The Future of Children" examines the causes and consequences of increasing rates of obesity and overweight among children. It also reviews specific policies and programs aimed at reducing obesity and overweight and the related health problems that result. Contents include: (1) Introducing the Issue (Christina Paxson, Elisabeth…
Descriptors: Prevention, Parent Role, Physical Activities, Children