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A Think Twice Review of:

Yearning to Break Free: Ohio Superintendents Speak Out

Think Twice - May 03, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Author(s) -

This report uses a survey of Ohio school superintendents to argue for an increase in district authority instead of increased school resources. The report suggests that academic achievement would improve if superintendents were freed from state mandates and union contracts.

Reviewer(s) - Catherine Horn and Gary Dworkin, University of Houston

The reviewers find that the Fordham report relies on a flawed survey and that its conclusions are not well-grounded in the survey responses. The reviewers conclude that this report has very little to offer policymakers.