Beyond State and Federal Mandates
In response to Race to the Top, schools nationwide are rapidly overhauling their teacher evaluation processes. Often forced to develop and implement these programs without adequate extra-institutional support or relevant experience, already-taxed administrators need accessible and practical...
To Be Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge
Moving Beyond the Failure of School Reform
Following the recent major school reform of Race to the Top, schools, teachers, and students are increasingly evaluated through high-stakes achievement test scores. In six concise chapters, Teacher and Student Evaluation explores the historical rise and modern landscape of accountability in...
Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge
Media Images, Schooling, and the Social Costs of Careless Indifference
The media's presentation suggests that American teenage culture today is the most violent, sexual, and amoral youth culture in history. In this book, Nichols and Good deconstruct the negative images held by large numbers of adults. Recognizing that many teenagers are left by adults to socialize...
Published April 1st 2004 by Routledge
Choice, Vouchers, and Charters
This book examines reform in American education over the past fifty years and against this backdrop presents a compelling analysis of why contemporary voucher plans and charter schools have yet to fulfill the expectations of their advocates. It is the only book to date to attempt a comprehensive...
Published December 1st 1999 by Routledge