Kelly, Thomas F., "Why State Mandates Don't Work," Phi Delta Kappan, 80(March, 1999), 543-546.
Argues against mandates as a method of school reform: discusses the failure of these mandates: teacher evaluation, state testing, higher standards, foreign language.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum
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