School Boards

The local government agencies, some elected, some appointed, that manage local public school systems

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The Importance of Common Core Standards to Disadvantaged Students

The opposition the Common Core is about adult issues, not what’s best for students, especially disadvantaged students, who traditionally haven’t been taught anything resembling the Common Core in public education. Continue reading

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Past Isn’t Prologue for School Boards

The nation’s emerging educational needs and aspirations require a new and less-influential role for the nation’s 13,600 remaining public school boards. Continue reading

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The Fallacy of ‘Local Control’ in Public Education

The infrastructure constructed over the past three decades to promote a national vision of excellence and equity in public education is in danger of being swept away.
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National Problems Require National Solutions

The national problems in public education require national solutions. Continue reading

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Who Rules? The Fight Over The Federal Role in Education

The national drive for education reform has touched off many power struggles, but the fight over the federal role in education has emerged as fundamental. Continue reading

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