- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: R&L Education (November 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1610480627
- ISBN-13: 978-1610480628
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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It's Time for a Change: School Reform for the Next Decade
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"At a time when our nation is searching for ways to reform public education Mathew Lynch is offering answers. In It's Time for Change he presents a collection of ideas for improving our public schools that are practical and could make a genuine difference if implemented with fidelity. The insights drawn from his careful research illuminate why past strategies have failed to deliver the results that were promised and what it might take to produce different outcomes. For educators and policymakers who are ready for change, this book will be an invaluable resource."
(Pedro A. Noguera Ph.D, distinguished professor of education UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; author,"Excellence Through Equity" Corwin Press (2015))
“Its Time for Change is a timely treatise on the role, rationale, and road ahead for school reform. Lynch's volume is both an acknowledgment of the complex quagmire of public schools in America and a hopeful call to action reifying the importance of this great experiment. The volume provides scholarly context and practical possibilities for policy, finance, parents, and building-administration. From the profound "Open Letter to America" to the closing chapter on "Turning Theory into Practice", Lynch has given us much to ponder, a reason for hope, and lots to do...quickly.”
(M. Christopher Brown II)
“In this hard-hitting volume, Matthew Lynch tackles the challenges and opportunities of contemporary school reform. Surveying the state of American education a decade after No Child Left Behind, Lynch takes a close look at the reforms du jour and calls for rethinking our approach to accountability and school improvement. It's clear that we can expect to hear much more from Dr. Lynch in the years to come.”
(Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute)
“This text is a must read as it examines all sectors: teachers, parents, the Federal Government, school district personnel and students. I recommend this text without hesitation.” (Adriel A. Hilton, PhD, Upper Iowa University, Executive Assistant to the President)
About the Author
Dr. Matthew Lynch is Chair of the Department of Elementary and Special Education and an Associate Professor of Education at Langston University . His scholarship is intended to make a redoubtable, theoretically and empirically based argument that school reform and the closing of the well-chronicled achievement gap are possible.
You can follow Matthew on his daily blog by Edweek called "Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12" http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/