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The Courts and Standards-Based Education Reform
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The Courts and Standards-Based Education Reform

Benjamin Michael Superfine


Since the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the courts have become an increasingly important force in education policy. This book examines the recent convergence of the courts' growing role in education and the standards-based reform movement, which is one of the most important forces in education policy today. This book argues that the courts have thus far addressed standards-based reform and related accountability policies in an ineffective and sometimes problematic fashion, but that there may be a more effective role for the courts to assume. The courts have examine ... More

Keywords: law, education, education policy, standards-based reform, accountability, testing, No Child Left Behind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195337488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Michael Superfine, author
University of Illinois at Chicago