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American Public Education Law


reviewed by Richard Fossey — February 22, 2008

coverTitle: American Public Education Law
Author(s): David C. Bloomfield
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820479489, Pages: 153, Year: 2007
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Educational administration as an academic field has been intensely criticized in recent years as a discipline lacking in rigor or focus. Arthur Levine, author of the 2005 study, Educating School Leaders, wrote that collectively, educational administration programs are “the weakest of all the programs at the nation’s education schools” (p. 13). Levine charged that “[t]he typical course of study for the principalship has little to do with the job of being a principal. In fact, it appears to be a nearly random collection of courses” (Levine, 2005, p. 27). As accurate as Levine’s criticisms might be (and a number of commentators agree with him), the discipline of Educational Administration contains at least one coherent and useful area of study within its typical collection of graduate-school courses—the field of education law. In fact, Levine’s report noted that school principals ranked school law highest on a list of typical courses offered in Educational Administration programs... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 22, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15024, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:53:43 PM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is a Professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a Senior Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Education Reform. His research interests include K-12 and higher education law and policy and the history of American Catholic education. He serves as Associate Editor of Catholic Southwest and Commissioner of the Texas Catholic Conference Accrediting Commission, the agency that accredits Catholic schools in Texas. From 2004 through 2007, he served on the Board of Directors of the Education Law Association, and he has served on the Authors Committee of the Education Law Reporter since 1990.
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