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This is an excellent book that explains why urban districts are sometimes subjected to dysfunction in the name of reform.Published 1 month ago by Shaun Black
This provided historical perspective and insight into the sources of school reform and why reforms have not worked.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Charles Payne has immersed himself in school reform like no other researcher I know of. While he paints a general picture of chronic failure of reform efforts, somehow I emerged... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Buffalo Bill
This book traces the long history of school reform and tries to get at the root of why so much of it has been so unsuccessful. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lionel S. Taylor
This was a book I had to buy for a class. I found the book to be a little bit depressing in that a lot of the blame for the education problems are placed on teachers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Theresa Danielle Driscoll
Charles Payne translates solid evidence based research into practice and calls out the failures of ideologically driven reform efforts that have fallen short of improving urban... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Terry Mazany
Mr. Payne does a remarkable job in describing the problems facing the schools in the past 20 years. Without laying the blame at any one door, he manages to explain why so many... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amitra A. Schwols
I purchased this book because it was required reading for a graduate course. The book was boring and overused "educators terms". Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Crystal Cummings
Excellent book, I didn't think I would enjoy it as my focus in Higher Ed. However, it's now a must read for anyone interested in educational reform. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Rebecca