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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

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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
We Need School Reform-and Soon!p. 3
Where Are We Doing It Right?p. 13
Where Reform Won't Happenp. 27
Getting Someone to be Responsiblep. 39
Finding and Supporting Great Leadershipp. 49
Developing a World Class Curriculump. 59
Math as the Language of Science and Technologyp. 73
Second Language from the Startp. 85
"Let Me Show You The World"p. 93
Hiring, Developing, and Evaluating for Excellencep. 107
Keeping Teachers Current, Enthusiastic, and Energizedp. 119
Reinterpreting "Least Restrictive Environment"p. 131
Providing Choice in the Public Arenap. 137
Legislating for Changep. 143
Managing with Datap. 151
Building Successful Partnershipsp. 167
Sustaining and Enhancing Reformp. 175
The Rescuer's 12-Step-Guide to School Reformp. 183
Notesp. 193
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780230108332
ISBN-10: 0230108334
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 18th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1