The Importance Of Effective And Constant Improvement Within The Educational System

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This book is about a group of parents and community members from Kentucky who became frustrated with the representatives of their state. This group felt a lack of urgency on the part of the politicians to improve the quality of education. They formed a non-profit group that consisted of 30 community members in 1980 and was formalized in 1983. The committee was led by Edward F. Prichard and now recognized as the Prichard Committee. The diligent work of this group paved the way for the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990. The author is trying to talks about the importance of effective and constant improvement in the educational system in America’s public schools. Parent, tax-payers, community members and voters should be informed on what is going on in the schools today regarding assessment, accountability, school-based decision making, incentives, and capacity building (p. 6). Citizens of the community must take responsibility in the changes that are taking place to ensure school success. It is the mobilization of these people that is going to make radical changes through active participation and awareness. Additionally, the author recognizes the work of Clarence Stone, a political scientist from the University of Maryland (p. 8). Stone uses the expression “civic capacity” to describe how the stakeholders have the advantage because if they participate, the chances of improvement and the beginning of transformation in the schools is much more highly probable than…
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