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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education
Author: Paul T. Hill

ISBN: 9780226200682
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 2 November 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.0
Description:
Constitutional Governance is the product of twenty years' work on one question: Can schools be both subject to public oversight and effective?  This question stems from consistent findings that regulations intended to improve schools instead prevented problem-solving and adaptation to students' needs and educators' abilities.  So how do we design public oversight that does not drive out school problem-solving, adaptation to natural variations in student needs and interests, and the freedom to innovate?  Hill and Jochim start from the assumption that governance can be rationalized so that it increases the degree to which educators can focus on student learning and continuous improvement, not regulation and politics.
     How to fix educational governance in the US is not a new question, of course.  Many proposals have been tried, but each contains the seeds of its own limitations?excesses of totally unregulated voucher schools leading to re-regulation, mayoral takeover regimes weakened by mayors' political problems or term limits, and state legislators' grow...

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