Taking Stock of a Decade of Reform

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School reformers have made forward strides in the last ten years, and public debate has acquired a bipartisan cast. But just how successful have reform efforts been?



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Spring 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 2


The editors of Education Next assess the movement’s victories and challenges.

A Battle Begun, Not Won
By Paul E. Peterson, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Marci Kanstoroom

Pyrrhic Victories?
By Frederick M. Hess, Michael J. Petrilli, and Martin West


Video: Mike Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr. debate whether the war has been won and what needs to happen next.




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  • Joe T. Eddins says:

    The first sign that reformers are truly winning will be when suburban school patrons enact the so called reforms in their school districts. Today suburban voters are enabling the so called reforms to be used in an experimental way on innercity schools.

  • [...] (wow, that seems old!), the Education Next editors paired off into two different teams to take stock of a decade of reform and debate what the movement has achieved and has yet to [...]

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