Stop the school bus : getting education reform back on track
- Gerald N. Tirozzi.
- First edition.
- San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 
- Physical description
- xix, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
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- Tirozzi, Gerald N.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- About the Author vii About NASSP ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xvii Part One America's Teachers: "We Are the Heroes We Have Been Waiting for"
- 1 To Teach or Not to Teach? How Reforms Are Killing the Profession
- 2 Alternate Certifi cation Is the Answer: But What Was the Question?
- 3 Performance Pay for Teachers: Separating Myth from Reality
- 4 Teacher Bashing: To What End?
- 5 Getting Teacher Reform Back on Track
- 59 Part Two Charter Schools: Helping or Hurting School Reform?
- 6 Charter Schools: A Dream Denied
- 7 The Equity Problem
- 8 Charter Schools: Innovative and Effective?
- 9 Getting Charter Schools Back on Track
- 121 Part Three International Comparisons: How They Should and Shouldn't Drive Reform
- 10 "Oh, to Be in Finland!" A New Look at the Programme for International Student Assessment
- 11 A Trip Down Memory Lane
- 12 Getting International Comparisons Back on Track
- 157 Part Four The Federal Role in School Reform: Problems and Solutions
- 13 Federal School Reform Initiatives: What Happened to Local Control?
- 14 Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants: Helping Schools or Holding Them Hostage?
- 15 Getting the Federal Role Back on Track
- 195 Conclusion
- 231 Endnotes
- 235 Index 251.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
How to put school reform initiatives back on track From one of the largest organizations of public school principals, this book exposes many misguided school reform initiatives that are negatively impacting students and educators across the country, and recommends ways to make them more effective. Veteran educator Gerald Tirozzi addresses all the hottest school reform trends including: charter schools, teacher merit pay, Race to the Top, Common Core State Standards, and more. While some reform efforts are bringing about positive change, Tirozzi argues, many make egregious promises, lack a research base, fail to address the needs of students and educators, and utilize a "smoke and mirrors" depiction of success. From NASSP, the leading association of U.S. public school administrators Offers solid, actionable ideas for getting school reform back on track Tirozzi is former Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education under President Clinton This passionate, engaging book is filled with specific recommendations as to how each of the reform initiative presented can be improved upon and can lead to more meaningful school reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 9781118256626 (hardback)
- 111825662X (hardback)
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