McNeil, Linda M., Contradictions of Reform: Educational Costs of Standardized Testing. New York: Routledge, 2000.
Reports on the policies of the Perot reforms in Texas education and their negative consequences for children, learning, educators, and democracy; includes evidence from three schools in Houston.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Critical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study
Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing
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