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"The strength in Hess's work lies in his thorough critique of the limitations of past reforms and related policy issues. He effectively documents the many issues and activities related to past school reforms.
" —Don T. Martin, University of Pittsburgh
"Hess's carefully articulated political-institutional framework makes an important contribution to our understanding of the causes, extent, and consequences of policy churn and provides food for thought with regard to designing further studies of urban education reform.
" —Melissa J. Marschall, University of South Carolina
"This book should be read by graduate students, policy makers, and professionals and practitioners.
" —N. L. Arnez, emeritus, Howard University
|Pt. 1||The Politics|
|1||The Politics of Urban School Reform||3|
|2||Organizational and Personal Incentives for Reform||30|
|3||The Supporting Players in Urban School Reform||59|
|Pt. 2||The Evidence|
|4||The Dizzying Pace of Urban School Reform||89|
|5||A Political Explanation of Policy Selection||103|
|6||Community Context and Urban School Reform||124|
|7||The Effectiveness of Urban School Reform||151|
|Pt. 3||The Possibilities|
|8||The Spinning Wheels of Reform: Getting Unstuck||177|
|App. A||Conducting the Study||193|
|App. B||List of Districts Studied||203|
|App. C||Summary Data on Respondents||205|
|App. D||OLS Regression Results for Chapter 6||207|