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Margolis, Jason; Meese, Alison A.; Doring, Anne – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents both sides of the debate as to whether urban teachers need structure or freedom, and then takes a stand on urban teaching in the current high-stakes assessment climate. First, we trace the 30-year development of American educational policy in the area of structuring teaching. Then, we present research from proponents of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Freedom, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Rogers-Chapman, M. Felicity – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Policy makers' attempts to improve low-achieving schools through reform measures are not new to the 21st century. Research asserts that this policy churn has done little, if anything, to change student achievement levels. Based on the research, I assert that policy reforms such as teacher evaluations and test-based assessment, and school…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Federal Programs, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Harris, Donna M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
As the postscript for this special issue of Education and Urban Society, this article considers the struggles urban schools report confronting as they implement standards-based reform and high stakes testing and discusses the implications these challenge have for future accountability policy aimed at promoting educational equity. Among the issues…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Saks, Daniel H.; Smith, Ralph E. – Education and Urban Society, 1981
This paper examines vintage (cohort), environmental, and structural problems associated with youth employment, and discusses strategies for improving job opportunities. Evaluates effects of the Elementary Secondary Education Act, Vocational Education Act, Youth Entitlement Demonstration, Supported Work Demonstration, and Job Corps. (JCD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems
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Guthrie, James W. – Education and Urban Society, 1982
Explores the evolution of contemporary Federal educational policy and the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (partially Title I and Title VII) and the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Describes trends toward reduced Federal involvement in education and discusses the role that States and local education agencies…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy