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Grassroots School Reform : A Community Guide to Developing Globally Competitive Students - K. Farnsworth

Grassroots School Reform

A Community Guide to Developing Globally Competitive Students

Hardcover Published: 18th January 2011
ISBN: 9780230108325
Number Of Pages: 213

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By virtually every measure, America's public schools are failing. "Grassroots School Reform "argues that significant education reform will not come from state or federal policy change, but from locally stimulated initiatives that reclaim responsibility for selecting committed leadership and force states to grant greater local autonomy. Using as a blueprint exemplary charter schools, Farnsworth argues that public policy must extend chartering privileges to "all "schools and allow them to pursue excellence without the restraints of state and federal restriction. This book provides a fresh, but uniquely manageable approach to grassroots education reform that re-empowers citizens to control their educational destinies.

We Need School Reform-and Soon!
Where Are We Doing It Right?
Where Reform Won't Happen
Getting Someone To Be Responsible
Finding and Supporting Great Leadership
Developing a World Class Curriculum
Math as the Language of Science and Technology
Second Language from the Start
âÇ£Let Me Show You The World"
Hiring, Developing, and Evaluating for Excellence
Keeping Teachers Current, Enthusiastic, and Energized
Reinterpreting 'Least Restrictive Environment'
Providing Choice in the Public Arena
Legislating for Change
Managing With Data
Building Successful Partnerships
Sustaining and Enhancing Reform
The Rescuer's 12 Step Guide to School Reform
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ISBN: 9780230108325
ISBN-10: 0230108326
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 18th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1