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The President's Mandate: Discovering What Works and What Works Better


by Robert F. Boruch 1991

In this chapter, I translate President Bush's mandate into evaluation strategies that generate evidence about what works and what works better. In doing so, I rely substantially on the efforts of the U. S. Department of Education to clarify the presidential initiative and to assure that evaluative evidence is available to make decisions about education projects and programs. I also rely on the U. S. General Accounting Office as counsel to the U.S. Congress on related matters.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 90, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 6, 1991, p. 145-167
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18891, Date Accessed: 5/29/2017 7:34:16 AM

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  • Robert Boruch
    University of Pennsylvania
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    ROBERT F. BORUCH is the University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
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