School Reform, Corporate Style

Roughly 15 years ago, Mary O'Connell's book, School Reform, Chicago Style came out, Detailing the story of the 1988 reform efforts.  Now, Dorothy Shipps' new book, School Reform, Corporate Style, is out -- and in it Shipps is laying the blame for improvements that haven't happened on business and corporate interests:

"Throughout the twentieth century, managerial reorganizations initiated
by the business community repeatedly altered the governance structure
of schoolsas well as the relationships of teachers to children and
parentsbut brought little improvement, while other more promising
reform models were either resisted or crowded out."

It's a pretty strong charge, and it comes at a timely moment.  Plus which, there's an index to look through and see if you're mentined.

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