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  1. The Political Dynamics of American Education - 4th
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  2. The Political Dynamics of American Education - 4th

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This new edition of The Political Dynamics of American Education is a major revision of the most widely used text in the politics of education. The authors have devised an original conceptual framework to organize and chart the increasingly complex political web of American education. These competing forces of challenge and steady state now affect all levels of policymaking and administration. Combined, these conflicting forces constitute the dynamic nature of American education.
The fourth edition of The Political Dynamics of American Education places more emphasis on school choice, reflecting the political conflict and stress evident in recent reform chal-lenges. The authors expand both on the current increase in local political activity and on the external context of local schools to analyze the political momentum behind education standards. At the same time, the limits of both deregulation and centralized strategies are stressed as academic standards policies confront complex local politics.
The most contemporary issues are treated: the 2008 election, politics of charter schools, mayoral control, and the evolutionary politics of NCLB. Each chapter covers the latest school politics research and reviews new political research dimensions and the current state of education politics scholarship.
This text is designed in part for practitioners involved in education administrators, teachers, state officials, and lay groups. It will also be valuable to scholars of educational administration, political science, and sociology because of its comprehensive framework and extensive synthesis of current research.

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Michael W. Kirst and Frederick M. Wirt
Brand: McCutchan Pub Corp
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Wirt and Kirst do a nice job of providing an overview of the influential power players in the American educational system. They share information regarding local constituencies, opinion groups, and elected school board officials, all the way up toward state Departments of Education and the federal ED as well. They provide a broad historical perspective of education policy and decision-making, including the last four Presidential associations and their influential changes in education. There are a few comments about NCLB, but since the book was published in 2001, it was not able to cover more recent material regarding educational policy or impacts there-of. The authors make broad generalizations regarding state and local educational policy, never really delving into specifics since each state runs their own "game". The micropolitics of education at the school site are largely ignored.
Excellent condition - exactly what I needed for class. However, the picture is incorrect and perhaps misleading customers. The fourth edition has both Kirst and Wirt as the authors, and it is white. Also, a bit more modern looking.
It's a good book about American political education and has the material that guide who is looking for in history and switched policies...
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