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Mayoral Accountability as Governance Redesign in Urban Districts


by Kenneth K. Wong - June 25, 2009

Speaking before a gathering of mayors and superintendents in March 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged the mayors to assume greater responsibility for improving public education. He took the position that mayors can provide steady and strong leadership to raise school performance in urban schools. Secretary Duncan’s remarks came at a time when there is growing public interest in mayoral accountability as a viable strategy to improve public school governance. This commentary aims to address this growing interest by exploring mayoral control in more detail.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 25, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15687, Date Accessed: 4/15/2021 12:19:37 AM

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