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Government & Politics
OVERVIEW
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Schools Shape the Nation
      And Citizens Are Supposed to Shape the Schools
Do Marxists Influence Our Schools?
      5 Examples of Not-Real-American Features Imply 'Yes'
Why Educators Don't Govern Well
      The Factors That Prevent Good Leadership From Emerging
SCHOOL BOARDS
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Traits of Good School Boards
      What Educators, Parents and Taxpayers Want to See
School Board Candidate Questions
      Cut Through the Election PR and 'Spin' to Find Out Who'd Really Be Best For Kids
Book Review: 'The Essential School Board Book'
      Studying Whether This is the Job For You, and How to Do It Well
STATE GOVERNANCE
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State Schools Chiefs: Elected, Appointed, Or Not Needed At All?
      Constant Tension Between Local Control and National and State Governance
FEDERAL GOVERNANCE
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Goals 2000 = Outcome-Based Education = No Child Left Behind
      How Governmental Standardization Has Been Achieved Since the 1990s
STANDARDS-BASED ED
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How Our Schools Got So Standardized
      Standards? Benchmarks? Proficiencies? Where'd It All Come From?
Did School Restructuring of the 1990s Hurt or Help?
      One Thing is Clear: It Sure Made Schools Cost a Lot More
UNION POLITICS
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Union Political Spending
      Eye-Popping Amounts That Appear Much More Political Than Educational
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
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Education-Workforce Links
      A Brief History of School-to-Work
ACCOUNTABILITY
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What Is Accountability?
      A Spokane Writer/Researcher Defines It, Inside and Outside School Government
PUBLIC POLICY
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Time to Stop Subsidizing 'Mediocre Monopolies'?
      Well, Yeah, Schools Are Monopolies. But Are They Mediocre?
How Liberal Economic Philosophy Has Wrecked Education
      The Ideas That Drive the Actions Are the Hands on the Wheel
Is the Nation Still At Risk?
      Earth-Shaking Report of the 1980s Might Have Been Overblown . . . or Maybe Not
SUCCESS STORIES
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New Orleans: 'Diverse Providers Strategy'
      Signaling the End of the Top-Down, Command-and-Control School Governance Structure?
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