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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226200545
eISBN:
9780226200712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book focuses on governance of K-12 public schools. Governance – the work of institutions that set the rules under which schools must operate – can protect children and prevent misuse of public ... More

Education Policy in Developing Countries

Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers have accumulated abundant evidence that education increases workers’ productivity and thus increases their incomes. Education also leads to improvements in health and ... More

Educational GoodsValues, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514031
eISBN:
9780226514208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514208.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Educational Goods advances a theory of how to combine values and evidence in decision-making about education. The book identifies three kinds of value that must be balanced against each other: a ... More

Flunking DemocracySchools, Courts, and Civic Participation

Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation

Michael A. Rebell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226549781
eISBN:
9780226549958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549958.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Throughout American history, the primary mission of public schools has been to prepare students to be effective citizens capable of sustaining a vibrant democracy. Over the past half century, ... More

High-Stakes SchoolingWhat We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Christopher Bjork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Transforming Japanese Schools is the first qualitative study of educational reform in Japan produced in almost a decade. Focusing on a collection of reforms collectively known as relaxed education ... More

Lost Classroom, Lost CommunityCatholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122007
eISBN:
9780226122144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book examines previously unexplored implications of two dramatic shifts in the urban educational landscape. The first shift is the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools from urban ... More

Making Failure PayFor-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Jill P. Koyama

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit ... More

Marketing Schools, Marketing CitiesWho Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016658
eISBN:
9780226016962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016962.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Discuss real estate with any young family and the subject of schools is certain to come up—in fact, it will likely be a crucial factor in determining where that family lives. Not merely institutions ... More

MOOCs and Their AfterlivesExperiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Elizabeth Losh (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many of the essays in MOOCs and Their Afterlives argue that what may have been most significant about the advent of massive open online courses produced by companies like Coursera and edX was not the ... More

Realizing Educational RightsAdvancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Anne Newman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this book, Anne Newman addresses urgent moral and policy questions about educational justice in a democratic society. She focuses on two questions that arise at the intersection of political ... More

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