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Democracy Left Behind: How Recent Education Reforms Undermine Local School Governance and Democratic Education

Policy Brief - Oct 16, 2012

Author(s) - Kenneth Howe, University of Colorado-Boulder David Meens, University of Colorado- Boulder

Kenneth Howe and David Meens, of the University of Colorado at Boulder, examine the suppression of local control by policymakers and what it means for our democracy. A new report presents a comprehensive review of research on two key elements—democratic policymaking and democratic education. The evidence surveyed in this report suggests that contemporary reforms “run afoul of democratic principles in several critical ways.”