Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in American Public Education



Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in American Public Education Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Districts In Research And Reform Publication Award, American Educational Research Association Drawing On A Four Year Study Of The Last Years Of Education Reform In Los Angeles, Learning From LA Captures The Sweeping Change In American Education It Puts Forth A Provocative Argument While School Reformers And Education Historians Have Tended To Focus On The Success Or Failure Of Individual Initiatives, They Have Overlooked The Fact That, Over The Past Several Decades, The Institution Of Public Education Itself Has Been Transformed Colorful Characters, Dramatic Encounters, And Political Skirmishes Enliven This Rich Account Of The Wrenching Transformations That Took Place In The Los Angeles Unified School District From The S Onward The Book Focuses Particularly On Four Key Ideas That Emerged Through A Succession Of Reforms Beginning In The S Decentralization, Standards, School Choice, And Grassroots Participation Though The Particular Plans That Gave Rise To These Ideas May Have Faded, The Ideas Themselves Have Taken Root And Developed In Ways That Those Who Inaugurated Or Participated In These Reforms Never Anticipated

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