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Tilting at Windmills: School Reform, San Diego, and America's Race to Renew Public Education

Richard Lee Colvin
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
1612505643, 9781612505640, 1612505651, 9781612505657
Summary
Between 1998, when Alan Bersin became superintendent of the San Diego school system, and 2005, when he left that post, San Diego undertook a sustained and notably ambitious effort to reform its public school system. Bersin's efforts were controversial from the start, both within San Diego and throughout the United States. Yet everyone agreed that the San Diego story was an immensely important one--and that it was a harbinger of reform efforts to come throughout the United States. As an early and ambitious instance of the types of reforms that by now have been implemented in city schools across the nation, San Diego has received scattered attention within the scholarly and policy worlds. Yet till now there has been no comprehensive account of Bersin's tenure and the reforms he undertook during those seven stormy years. Tilting at Windmills fills that gap.
Description
viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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