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Toward Redesigning School Board Governance

reviewed by Kenneth K. Wong - 1995

coverTitle: Toward Redesigning School Board Governance
Author(s): Jacqueline P. Danzberger, Michael W. Kirst and Michael D. Usdan
Publisher: The Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington
ISBN: 0937846562, Pages: 108, Year: 1992
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We are in the midst of serious rethinking about the design and practice of local educational governance. The last time governance was the focus of change occurred during the civil rights era of the 1960s. To promote greater access, reform efforts of the 1960s were directed at institutional responsiveness, racial representation on big-city school boards, and procedures and rules that would broaden citizen participation. In part because of the federal role, equity became a major concern in local resource allocation. Current reform efforts, in contrast, are primarily directed at the overall quality of educational services for all students. As Patricia Graham observed, "In addition to attendance and access for our children, we have now added a third and absolutely new goal, academic achievement for all our children."[1] Replacing the equity language of the 1960s in a subtle way, current reform is framed in terms of better outcomes. To improve schools' accountability to higher academic standards, reformers have proposed strategies that range from site-level management, parent empowerment, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 3, 1995, p. 569-576
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 74, Date Accessed: 9/17/2021 6:24:27 PM

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