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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education$
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Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226200545

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.001.0001

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Checks and Balances: The Roles of Other Entities

Checks and Balances: The Roles of Other Entities

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(p.49) 4 Checks and Balances: The Roles of Other Entities
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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education
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Paul T. Hill

Ashley E. Jochim

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.003.0004

Chapter 4 describes the checks and balances that would constrain the CECs and other government agencies. These include the local district bureaucracy, state education agency, the federal government, the courts, teachers’ unions and other private agencies that now co-govern public education. It also explains how constitutional governance would empower parents, school leaders, individual teachers, and voters who are not parents. This chapter ends with a review of how a constitutional governance scheme would meet the five criteria for a governance system established in Chapter 2.

Keywords:   checks and balances, district bureaucracy, state education agency, federal government, empower parents, school leaders, teachers

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