District Leadership in Radical Reform: Philadelphia’s Experience under the State Takeover, 2001-2006
by William Lowe Boyd, Jolley Bruce Christman & Elizabeth Useem - November 28, 2006
The most daunting challenge in educational leadership today–and probably in local or state government generally–is the reform of large urban school districts. Recognizing the repeated failure of many conventional approaches to improving urban districts, reformers have turned to increasingly radical ideas. Since 2001, the School District of Philadelphia has served as a prime example and living laboratory for radical reform of a large urban school system.
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