Bush-Obama School Reform

Bush-Obama School Reform Lessons Learned

Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane
cloth, 232 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-218-8
Price: $62.00

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paper, 232 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-217-1
Price: $32.00

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Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane have gathered a diverse group of scholars to examine the shifting federal role in education across the presidential administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. While the administrations were vastly different, one thing remained constant: an ongoing and significant expansion of the federal role in education. Moreover, many of the key principles underlying federal reform remained consistent: an emphasis on standards and test-based accountability; teacher quality as measured by test scores; school choice; and the importance of research in evaluating improvement initiatives.

About the Editors

Frederick M. Hess is the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Michael Q. McShane is the director of national research at EdChoice.