Repurposing Educational Reform to Schooling R&D
Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 30, 2015 http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18238
8 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2016
Date Written: October 30, 2015
The 50-year anniversary of the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 provides occasion to consider the long-term US quest for quality and equality in pre-collegiate schooling. The commentary does so via essay reviews of a 2015 book by Jack Jennings that looks back on ESEA and a 1968 book by Stephen Bailey and Edith Mosher that looked forward. Coda: Educational Reform has failed, but the experience provides a solid foundation for implementing programmatic R&D. the historically-proven means for reliably accomplishing any specified societal intent.
Keywords: educational research, educational policy, ESEA, NCLB, Race to the Top
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