School & District Management Book

Cutting Through the Hype: A Taxpayer's Guide To School Reforms

By Jane David & Larry Cuban, 2006
Price: Paperback, $19.95
BOOKS cutting through the hype

Jane David and Larry Cuban examine 20 different school reforms, the pros and cons of each, and what it takes to make the reforms-including smaller classes, mayoral control of schools, and standards-based change-successful.

Table of Contents

  • Reforming the System
  • Test-Based Accountability
  • Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Merit Pay For Teachers
  • Giving Schools More Control
  • Reforming How Schools Are Organized
  • Ending Social Promotion
  • Research-Based Best Practices
  • The Class-Size Conundrum
  • Moving From Middle School To K-8
  • Reforming Teaching and Learning
  • Reforming Math Teaching
  • English-Language Learning
  • Redesigning Professional Development
  • High-Tech Classrooms