The School Reform Movement

  title={The School Reform Movement},
  author={Diana Oxley},
  • Diana Oxley
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • The 1983 publication of “A Nation at Risk,” commissioned by then Secretary of Education.Terrel Bell, was the watershed event for efforts to improve the performance of the nation’s public schools. A first wave of reforms aimed at strengthening and augmenting flagging educational standards was soon overtaken by a second wave of efforts to completely restructure the entire system of education. Elements of both standards-raising and restructuring have persisted, although the former enjoys greater… CONTINUE READING

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