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Education Policy

Education Reform in the Obama Era

The Second Term and the 2016 Election

Authors: Maranto, Robert, McShane, Michael, Rhinesmith, Evan

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This book offers a sophisticated overview of President Obama’s education agenda, exploring how and why education policy became national and ultimately presidential over the past seven decades. The authors argue that the Obama education agenda, though more ambitious, is broadly in line with those of recent presidencies, reflecting elite views that since substantial increases in spending have failed to improve equity and achievement, public schools require reforms promoting transparency such as the Common Core national standards, as well as market based reforms such as charter schools. While sympathetic to President Obama’s goals, the authors argue that the processes used to implement those goals, particularly national standards, have been hurried and lacked public input. The Obama administration’s overreach on school reform has sparked a bipartisan backlash. Even so, Maranto, McShane, and Rhinesmith suspect that the next president will be an education reformer, reflecting an enduring elite consensus behind school reform. 

About the authors

Robert Maranto is the 21st Century Chair in Leadership at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, USA. He edits the Journal of School Choice, serves on Fayetteville school board, and has produced 12 scholarly books on the topic of bureaucratic and education reform. 
Michael Q. McShane is Director of Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute and a former high school teacher. He has co-authored or co-edited five books on education policy, including Teacher Quality 2.0 and Common Core Meets Education Reform. 
Evan Rhinesmith is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, USA. He holds a MEd from the University of Notre Dame, USA and has previously taught at Sacred Heart School in Washington D.C., USA. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Birth of the Education President: From Local Control to Common Core

    Maranto, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • The Dangers of Waivers: How the Obama Administration Nationalized Education Policy

    Maranto, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Common Core Standards: A Bridge Too Far?

    Maranto, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Shall This Too Pass? Education Reform in the Obama Era and Beyond

    Maranto, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58212-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58211-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education Reform in the Obama Era
Book Subtitle
The Second Term and the 2016 Election
Authors
Series Title
Education Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58212-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58212-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58211-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 117
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