大都市の学校改革における市長の役割<br>Mayors in the Middle : Politics, Race, and Mayoral Control of Urban Schools

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大都市の学校改革における市長の役割
Mayors in the Middle : Politics, Race, and Mayoral Control of Urban Schools

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 280 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780691115078
  • DDC分類 370.91732

基本説明

Does a stronger mayoral role represent bold institutional change with real potential to improve big city schools?

Full Description


Desperate to jump-start the reform process in America's urban schools, politicians, scholars, and school advocates are looking increasingly to mayors for leadership. But does a stronger mayoral role represent bold institutional change with real potential to improve big-city schools, or just the latest in the copycat world of school reform du jour? Is it democratic? Why have efforts to put mayors in charge so often generated resistance along racial dividing lines? Public debate and scholarly analysis have shied away from confronting such issues head-on. Mayors in the Middle brings together, for students of education policy and urban politics as well as scholars and school advocates, the most thoughtful and original analyses of the promise and limitations of mayoral takeovers of schools. Reflecting on the experience of six cities--Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Washington, D.C.--ten of the nation's leading experts on education politics tackle the question of whether putting mayors in charge is a step in the right direction. Through the case studies and the wide-ranging essays that follow and build upon them, the contributors--Stefanie Chambers, Jeffrey R.Henig, Kenneth J. Meier, Jeffrey Mirel, Marion Orr, John Portz, Wilbur C. Rich, Dorothy Shipps, and Clarence N. Stone--begin the process of answering questions critical to the future of inner-city children, the prospects for urban revitalization, and the shape of American education in the years to come.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
List of Contributors ix
PART 1 INTRODUCTION
Mayor-centrism in Context 3 (24)
Jeffrey R. Henig
Wilbur C. Rich
PART 2 CASE STUDIES
Baltimore: The Limits of Mayoral Control 27 (32)
Marion Orr
Chicago: The National ``Model'' Reexamined 59 (37)
Dorothy Shipps
Boston: Agenda Setting and School Reform in 96 (24)
a Mayor-centric System
John Portz
Detroit: ``There Is Still a Long Road to 120(39)
Travel, and Success Is Far from Assured.''
Jeffrey Mirel
Cleveland: Takeovers and Makeovers Are Not 159(32)
the Same
Wilbur C. Rich
Stefanie Chambers
Washington, D.C.: Race, Issue Definition, 191(30)
and School Board Restructuring
Jeffrey R. Henig
PART 3 THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Structure, Politics, and Policy: The Logic 221(11)
of Mayoral Control
Kenneth J. Meier
Mayors and the Challenge of Modernization 232(17)
Clarence N. Stone
Concluding Observations: Governance 249(18)
Structure as a Tool, Not a Solution
Jeffrey R. Henig
Wilbur C. Rich
Index 267