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As good as it gets : what school reform brought to Austin

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of the Austin, Texas, school district, under Superintendent Pat Forgione and asks the question that few politicians and school reformers want to touch. This title argues that the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Cuban
ISBN: 9780674035546 0674035542
OCLC Number: 318876866
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The past is never dead : Austin school reform, 1950-2000 --
Turning chaos into stability, 1990-2009 --
Reinventing the high school, 2005-2008 --
Assessing Austin leadership and reforms --
The future of Austin reform and three-tiered schooling --
Urban district reform strategies : common errors and assumptions --
What can be done? --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Larry Cuban.

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"As Good As It Gets" is a gem that only Larry Cuban could write. A personal, provocative rumination on Pat Forgione's decorated, decade-long tenure in Austin, it draws on both Cuban's "been-there" Read more...

 
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