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Grassroots School Reform
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This book walks community activists through the rationale for assuming local responsibility for academic performance, outlines steps needed to drive that change, and suggests curricular direction and school policy requirements. It serves as both wake-up and clarion call to the public, to school board members, and to legislators that the quality of our schools is a matter of local choice, and that we have the immediate ability to create internationally competitive public schools.
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We Need School Reform-and Soon! Where are we Doing it Right? Where Reform Won't Happen Getting Someone to be Responsible Finding and Supporting Great Leadership Developing a World Class Curriculum Math as the Language of Science and Technology Second Language from the Start 'Let Me Show You The World' Hiring, Developing, and Evaluating for Excellence Keeping Teachers Current, Enthusiastic, and Energized Reinterpreting 'Least Restrictive Environment' Providing Choice in the Public Arena Legislating for Change Managing with Data Building Successful Partnerships Sustaining and Enhancing Reform The Rescuer's 12 Step Guide to School Reform

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KENT FARNSWORTH Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA.

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