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Title:
The limits of law-based school reform : vain hopes and false promises
Author:
DeMitchell, Todd A.
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Publication Information:
Lancaster, Pa. : Technomic Pub. Co., [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xv, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781566764827
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Book

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A confusing and contentious debate often surrounds law-based school reforms (lawsuits, regulations, statutes, and collective bargaining provisions). DeMitchell and Fossey argue that law-based reforms have not changed the fundamental character of the nation's schools. Although hundreds of law-based initiatives have been introduced, most have had little effect on learning. Law-based reform is an important and necessary strategy, but by itself it is not enough to change the way children are schooled. Rational decision making, which undergirds most law-based reform, can take us only part way to the schools our children deserve.