Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Paperback)William G. Howell (editor)
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Besieged is the first full-length volume in many years to systematically examine the politics that surround school boards. A group of highly renowned scholars, relying on both careful case studies and quantitative analyses, examine how school boards fare when they interact with their political superiors, teachers unions, and the public. For the most part, the picture that emerges is sobering: while school boards perform certain administrative functions quite well, the political pressures they face undermine their capacity to institute the wide-ranging school reforms that many voters and local leaders are currently demanding.
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 37 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 25 mm