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Allen, Ann; Saultz, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Using theories of representation and democratic education, this article examines the impetus of parent trigger policies in the United States and their potential effects on public good goals for public education. The article also uses theories of representation and responsible democratic governance to assess the parent trigger policies, or what are…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Public Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
School and government officials, system administrators and other policymakers offer a variety of reasons for engaging in high stakes testing: to monitor student performance, to measure teacher and/or school effectiveness, to ensure accountability, etc. Some of these reasons are good; others not. But the best reason--one that is never offered,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Role of Education, Educational Assessment